Herman Bavinck – What is Saving Faith?

15 Jan

Faith, on the part of Rome, is assent to an assortment of revealed truths, which can be counted, article by article, and which in the course of time increased in number. Faith on the side of the Reformation, however, is special (fides specialis) with a particular central object: the grace of God in Christ. Here an arithmetic addition of articles, the knowledge of which and the assent to which is necessary for salvation, was no longer an option. Faith is a personal relation to Christ; it is organic and has put aside quantitative addition.

~Herman Bavinck~




Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1: Prolegomena (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2003) p. 614.

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One Response to “Herman Bavinck – What is Saving Faith?”

  1. lacykitkat January 15, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

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