Johannes Brenz: The apostasy of seeking salvation through meritorious obedience

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... In other words, if you want to receive the forgiveness of sins and salvation, it is not enough merely to believe in Christ. The forgiveness of sins and salvation must also be earned by doing the works of the law. This was the teaching that the Galatians had accepted, and it was on account of that acceptance that Paul accused them of forsaking God and Christ his Son. Those who have turned away from God and been alienated from him are not just those who have abandoned Christianity for the crass idolatry of the pagans, the ungodliness of the Muslims or the superstitions of the Jews, but also those who have put their trust in human works and merits. ...

For more, see Johannes Brenz: The apostasy of seeking salvation through meritorious obedience.
 

C. M. Sheffield

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What verse is he referring to when he says "turning away from God"? It would appear to be a reference to Galatians 5:4, but that isn't exactly the language of that verse.
 

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What verse is he referring to when he says "turning away from God"? It would appear to be a reference to Galatians 5:4, but that isn't exactly the language of that verse.

I am afraid that I cannot remember, as it is so long since I read the source, and I do not have it immediately to hand right now. I will try to look it up again later in the week.
 
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