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" Works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ... "
A Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines ... - Page 325
by Legh Richmond - 1817
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The evangelical Protestant creeds, with translations

Philip Schaff - Creeds - 1919
...preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with vis when we have that good will. 26. Works done before the grace of Christ and the inspiration of his Spirit are not pleasing unto God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesns Christ, neither do they make men...
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The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume 70

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - 1908
...man cannot by his own natural strength and good works turn to faith and calling upon God ; that good works done "before the grace of Christ and the inspiration of His spirit are not pleasant to God, but they have the nature of sin." Deliverance from the damnation which is thus made a consequence of...
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The Protestant Faith

George Wolfgang Forell - Religion - 1975 - 308 pages
...them a lively Faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit. [XIII. OF WORKS BEFORE JUSTIFICATION Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, arc not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ; neither do they make...
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Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to ...

John H. Leith - Religion - 1982 - 736 pages
...them a lively Faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit. XIII. Of Works before Justification. Works done before the grace of Christ,...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ; men raeet to rece've ace r (as the School-authors say) deserve grace of congruity:...
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Readings in Western Religious Thought: The Middle Ages through the Reformation

Patrick V. Reid - Religion - 1987 - 400 pages
...evidently known as a tree discerned hy the fruit. XIII. OF WORKS BEFORE JUSTIFICATION Works done hefore the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit,...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the Schoolauthors say) deserve...
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King Lear and the Gods

William R. Elton - Drama - 1980 - 299 pages
...England with regard to the salvation of pagans: 13. Article. Of workes before Justification. Workes done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of Faith in Jesus Christ, neither doe they make men meete to receive grace . . . yea rather for that they are not...
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The Spenser Encyclopedia

Albert Charles Hamilton - Reference - 1997 - 858 pages
...God only when performed within a true faith. The English church declared in its Thirty-nine Articles, 'Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God.' From 'her sacred Booke,' Fidelia teaches Redcrosse doctrines accessible only through divine revelation,...
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Predestination, Policy and Polemic: Conflict and Consensus in the English ...

Peter White - Religion - 2002 - 352 pages
...Justification, is a most certain and wholesome doctrine for Christian men. Article XII: Works before justification. Works done before the grace of Christ,...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ; neither do they make men meet to receive grace or (as the School authors say) deserve...
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The Protestant Face of Anglicanism

Paul F. M. Zahl - Religion - 1998 - 112 pages
...them a lively Faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit. XIII. Of Works before Justification Works done before the grace of Christ,...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ; neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the School-authors say) deserve...
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The Cross in the New Testament

Leon Morris - Religion - 1965 - 454 pages
...Way of At-one-ment, London, 1944, pp. 34f.). < Cf. Article 13 of the Anglican Thirty-Nine Articles: 'Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration...pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ .... yea rather, for that they are not done as God hath willed and commanded them to be...
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