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Who Said That?

"We believe a man to be not simply justified through faith alone, but through faith which works through love, that is to say, through faith and works. But [the idea] that faith can fulfill the function of a hand that lays hold on the righteousness which is in Christ, and can then apply it unto us for salvation, we know to be far from all Orthodoxy. For faith so understood would be possible in all, and so none could miss salvation, which is obviously false. But on the contrary, we rather believe that it is not the correlative of faith, but the faith which is in us, justifies through works, with Christ. But we regard works not as witnesses certifying our calling, but as being fruits in themselves, through which faith becomes efficacious, and as in themselves meriting, through the Divine promises (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:10) that each of the Faithful may receive what is done through his own body, whether it be good or bad."

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Reader Comments (7)

Sounds very RC.Pope Benedict?
September 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Council of Trent
September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul L.
Is this the Confession of Dosethius? Sounds a lot like the decrees from the Eastern Orthodox "Council of Jerusalem."
September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
John Wesley
September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
John Mac Arthur?
September 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSola Fide
At first I thought it was Osiander or similar, but I then realised that "Orthodox" with a capital O really gives it away, plus the language is obviously creedal. So, it's an Eastern Orthodox anti-Reformation creed, which means it is probably that of Dositheos of Jerusalem, which was written in response to a previous patriarch, Cyril Lucaris, who had Calvinist leanings .
September 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteracroamaticus
This comment was made by the great 20th century Dutch Reformed theologian Malthius von Hoopwooven. MvH was a South African theologian that is not very well known in the United States. He was extremely influential on what in the Westminster tradition has come to be known as "systematic biblical theology".
September 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNairbel

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