Those who Fall Away

Those who fall away have never been thoroughly imbued with the knowledge of Christ but only had a slight and passing taste of it.

Justification by Faith

“…a man will be justified by faith when, excluded from righteousness of works, he by faith lays hold of the righteousness of Christ, and clothed in it, appears in the sight of God not as a sinner, but as righteous…”

Perfect Faith is Nowhere to be Found

“A perfect faith is nowhere to be found, so it follows that all of us are partly unbelievers.”

Is it Faith to Understand Nothing?

“Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?”

Sacraments without Faith

“For what is a sacrament received without faith, but most certain destruction to the church?” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.14.14

Baptism Serves as Our Confession Before Men

“Baptism serves as our confession before men, in as much as it is a mark by which we openly declare that we wish to be ranked among the people of God, by which we testify that we concur with all Christians in the worship of one God, and in one religion; by which, in short, we publicly assert our faith…” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.15.13