Thursday, February 23, 2017

T.C. Hammond: Original Sin and Condemnation

The ninth Article introduces us to the important controversies of the sixteenth century. Already in Article VI we have been introduced to the problem of the source of authority which was widely agitated in those days. Now we are faced with an indication of the great cleavage in doctrine which separated the Roman Catholic Church from all the churches of the Reformed faith.

Whenever a major issue like this is presented for solution it is most important to pay attention to the precise language employed. It is particularly valuable where possible, to notice the passages in which identical terms are used in contradictory senses by both parties. Had sufficient care been taken to observe this salutary rule much misconception would have been avoided. Read More

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