The Impossibility of Works Righteousness

“If the law were satisfied by an imperfect obedience, or by a routine of external duties, or by any service which men are competent to render, then indeed justification would be by works.  But since the law demands perfect obedience, justification by works is, for sinners, absolutely impossible.”

-Charles Hodge, From Not What My Hands Have Done, P.152

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Published in: on October 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Good Stuff. Love me some Charles Hodge. Have his Systematic Theology sitting next to me right now.

  2. Benjamin,
    I agree wholeheartedly! Hodge is excellent. Horatius Bonar is also outstanding in his treatment of justification.
    Jim


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