Monday, April 30, 2012

Article 12: Of Good Works

Apologies. I had scheduled this one to publish yesterday, but the stupid scheduler on the new Google+ blogger doesn't work apparently.

XII . Of Good Works
Albeit that Good Works, which are the fruits of Faith, and follow after Justification, cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity of God's judgement; yet are they pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, and do spring out necessarily of a true and lively Faith; insomuch that by them a lively, Faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit.

This one is more like it. I can agree with this one for the most part. Yesterday I talked about Justification by Faith. I am still not quite buying that works have to follow after justification. At least the Articles of Religion throw a bone to the Epistle of James crowd like myself.

You can tell a tree by its fruit. That I can swallow. (The Fruit, not the Tree). 

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