Tuesday, September 28, 2010

bavink: Catholic righteousness by good works preferable to protestant righteousness by good doctrine

Open Mic at the iMonk Cafe: “Mere Christianity” Christians | internetmonk.com: "Chaplain Mike says:
January 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm

The following quote from Herman Bavinck, Reformed theologian, showed up on Boar’s Head Tavern recently:

[W]e must remind ourselves that the Catholic righteousness by good works is vastly preferable to a protestant righteousness by good doctrine. At least righteousness by good works benefits one’s neighbor, whereas righteousness by good doctrine only produces lovelessness and pride. Furthermore, we must not blind ourselves to the tremendous faith, genuine repentence, complete surrender and the fervent love for God and neighbor evident in the lives and work of many Catholic Christians. The Christian life is so rich that it develops its full glory not just in a single form or within the walls of one church.

Now there’s a truly Reformed guy who gets it.

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Not sure if I agree, but if he said it, I want to think about it.

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