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This sermon examines the historic Protestant position that our salvation is by faith alone in the finished work of Christ alone. This was a key dispute with the Roman Catholic magisterium. They believe that salvation is by faith, in Christ, but not alone. In Roman Catholic theology works have to be done by the grace of God to infuse righteousness into the person. This implies salvation is a cooperative effort between God and man. If it is a cooperative effort then man can at least boast that he did enough work for God to infuse him with righteousness. Since God can always be relied to hold up his end of the bargain it would then mean that, in the final analysis, salvation rests in our hands.  But God will not have any of it. God declares that from start to finish He alone is the author of our salvation, the author and perfecter of our faith.

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