Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

The Reformation gospel of salvation by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), as defined and confessed by the Reformed churches and as rejected by the Remonstrants (Arminians) was intended to produce and had the effect of giving comfort to weary...
Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

Canons of Dort (32): Our Sovereign God Uses Means To Encourage Us

The Augustinian Renaissance For perhaps 20 years we have been in the midst of a movement which Collin Hansen (2008) described as Young, Restless, and Reformed. Others have spoken of the “New Calvinists” (see the resources below). The one doctrine that animates these...
Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

Os Cânones De Dort (2): A Crise Intensifica

Como os seguidores de Armínio foram (principalmente) eclesiasticamente separados das igrejas reformadas durante séculos, é fácil perder de vista o fato de que a crise arminiana ocorreu originalmente dentro das portas da igreja reformada. Apesar das graves reservas sobre sua teologia e ensino expressas por Plancius e outros ministros em seu Classis (presbitério), e por seus colegas Gomarus e Trelcatius Jr., Armínio foi e permaneceu como ministro em boa posição na igreja reformada (Hervormde Kerk) na Holanda.

Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

On The Canons Of Dort (31): Doubts, Carelessness, and Godliness

The Remonstrants (Arminians) charged the orthodox Reformed, i.e., those who confessed the Belgic Confession (1561) and the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) sincerely (without crossed fingers) with being unconcerned about sanctification. The Remonstrants were convinced that...
Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

OS CÂNONES DE DORT (1): INTRODUÇÃO E CONTEXTO

Poucos dos nossos documentos confessionais reformados são tão valiosos, porém ainda tão negligenciados quanto os Cânones de Dort. Hoje, a maioria das pessoas que os conhece pensa neles como os chamados “Cinco Pontos do Calvinismo” ou TULIP: Depravação Total, Eleição Incondicional, Expiação Limitada, Graça Irresistível e Perseverança dos Santos.

Canons Of Dort 33: The Grace Of Perseverance Is A Spiritual Doctrine

Canons Of Dort (30): God’s Gracious Assurance Of Perseverance

The single most frequent way to corrupt the doctrine of perseverance has been to turn it into a covenant of works. This happens regularly outside the Reformed churches. E.g., the Romanists teach that, in baptism, sins are graciously washed away, initial justification...