Brakel: It Is Contrary To The Reformed Confession To Say Justification Is Acquired By Good Works

If one maintains that a right to eternal life is acquired by his good works, and that this right is granted by way of justification by works, all would nevertheless be attributed to man, and therefore he that has performed these good works would the have to thank himself. This is contrary to Scripture and the confession of the Reformed Church.

Wilhelmus à Brakel, The Christian’s Reasonable Service, 2:371–72 (HT: Inwoo Lee).


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