Friday, August 14, 2009

InterVarsity's Doctrinal Basis and Justification

The Evangelical campus ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, revised its doctrinal basis in 2000. As a Catholic, I do not see anything in its portion on justification with which I would disagree. Here it is the section in question:

[We believe in] justification by God's grace to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

[We believe in] the indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to obedient service.


(Update: I corrected the ambiguity of the two statements. In the original, the entire doctrinal basis begins with "We believe in" with a series of statements underneath)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The difference is they separate justification (first part) from sanctification (second part) while at the same time binding them together, i.e. the second must come after the first.