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The Difference Between a “Do” Religion & A “Trust” Religion: B.B. Warfield

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“Trust and performance are contradictions.  A “Do” religion and a “Trust” religion are irreconcilable.  To demand trust as a condition defeats, therefore, its own object and renders the trust demanded impossible.  If we are to depend on our own trust it ceases to be trust.  We cannot look to ourselves for the decisive act in our salvation and at the same time be looking to God for all.  Trust transformed into a work loses its quality; turned back on itself, it is obliterated.”  (“The ‘Higher Life’ Movement”)

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The Trinity & the Old Testament

“The Old Testament may be likened to a chamber richly furnished but dimly lighted; the introduction of light brings into it nothing which was not in it before; but it brings out into clearer view much of what is in it but was only dimly or even not all perceived before.  The  mystery of the Trinity is not revealed in the Old Testament; but the mystery of the Trinity underlies the Old Testament revelation, and here and there almost comes into view.  Thus the Old Testament revelation is not corrected by the fuller revelation which follows it, but only perfected, extended and enlarged.”

B.B. Warfield, “The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity”.

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