Martin Luther’s On the Freedom of a Christian & John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

In 1520, Martin Luther wrote a book called On the Freedom of a Christian. Luther continued discussion on the doctrine of justification by faith, which said that faith alone justifies people so they can have eternal life. Luther said that good works, or good actions that we do, can not get us to heaven. Only … Continue reading Martin Luther’s On the Freedom of a Christian & John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

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Paul & Justin Martyr on God’s sovereignty over human actions

In the biblical book of Romans, in particular chapter 9, verses 1-23, Paul says that God hardens some people against him and has mercy on others. Paul supports his statements by quoting the Old Testament. One of his quotations of the Old Testament was Romans 9:13 : 13 As it is written, Jacob have I … Continue reading Paul & Justin Martyr on God’s sovereignty over human actions