Theologia est doctrina Deo vivendi per Christum - Theology is the doctrine of living unto God through Christ

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“We have elsewhere observed, that forgiveness of sins never can be obtained without repentance, because none but the afflicted, and those wounded by a consciousness of sins, can sincerely implore the mercy of God; but we, at the same time, added, that repentance cannot be the cause of the forgiveness of sins: and we also did away with that torment of souls—the dogma that it must be performed as due. Our doctrine was, that the soul looked not to its own compunction or its own tears, but fixed both eyes on the mercy of God alone. Only we observed, that those who labour and are heavy laden are called by Christ, seeing he was sent ‘to preach good tidings to the meek;’ ‘to bind up the broken-hearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;’ ‘to comfort all that mourn.’ (Mt…

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