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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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    Scripture and the Church Fathers

    Here are excellent resources concerning the view of the early Church regarding Scripture.

    Turretinfan writes:

    Formal Sufficiency of Scripture

    Stated and Examined from Scripture and the Fathers, with scholarly confirmation regarding the Fathers' views.

    In an introduction section, we discussed the nature of formal sufficiency that we, the Reformed, affirm. In the next section, we saw Scripture's own testimony to its own sufficiency. If we were simply establishing the Reformed position, that would be completely sufficient. It would not be necessary to add anything to that.

    Nevertheless, our challenger from the Roman side has requested some patristic confirmation. Frankly, we are not sanguine about the possibility that he'll actually carefully read and consider the evidence that we present, yet perhaps these evidences will be sufficient to help establish that our insight into Scripture is not a novel insight.


    Early Christian Writers

    Third Century Fathers

    Fourth Century Fathers

    Fifth Century Fathers

    Posted by John Samson on July 25, 2012 12:42 PM

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