Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

IV. What Are The Proper Effects Of The Gospel?

The proper effects of the Gospel are-
1. Faith, because “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” “The Gospel is the ministration of the Spirit.” “The power of God unto salvation.” (Rom. 10:17. 2 Cor. 3:8. Rom. 1:16.)
2. Through faith, our entire conversion to God, justification, regeneration* and salvation; for through faith we receive Christ, with all His benefits.

*Ursinus is speaking of sanctification, not the new birth as regeneration is customarily referred to in our day.

Zacharias Ursinus, The Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechsim, p. 105

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