For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another. —Isaiah 48:11 Here you see that a self-righteous person is a thief of the divine glory and also an idolater, […]
We have heard how the Spirit admonishes the unbelievers who strive to save themselves. This evil is inborn in us, that in times of need we run to all gods except the one God. Therefore God meets us with Scripture, where the contention is that all […]
John Calvin
To prove that we have attained the hope of salvation by his grace alone, not by works [cf. Eph. 2:8–9], he states that “we are his creatures, since we have been reborn in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk […]
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. —Romans 11:6 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. —Romans 4:4 [Paul] first […]