How Can Our Good Works Please God Since They Are Only Imperfectly Good?

Thursday, 09 Aug 2007

This brief article is the fourth of six parts of Ursinus' commentary on Question 91 of the Heidelberg Catechism: "But what are good works?" The entire work is The Commentary of Dr. Zacharias Ursinus on the Heidelberg Catechism (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, n.d.; a reproduction of the Second American Edition which was printed at Columbus, OH, 1852). If our works were not pleasing to God, they would be performed to no purpose. We must, therefore, know in what way it is that they please God. As they are imperfect in themselves, and defiled ...

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