Monday, July 06, 2009

The real Francis Turretin on: Salvation of the Old Testament Saints by Grace through Faith

Martin Downes, at Against Heresies, has posted some interesting thoughts from the real Francis Turretin on the fact that the Old Testaments saints were saved by grace through faith in Christ

I hope it's edifying!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At the outset of reading this from the linked to article, here:

"....the Socinians, Remonstrants and Anabaptists held that “the fathers of the Old Testament were not saved by the gratuitous mercy of God in Christ, the Mediator (God-man, theanthropo) through faith in him about to come.”...."

I immediately thought about Jesus and what happened when He said:

Joh 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad."
Joh 8:57 So the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"
Joh 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."
Joh 8:59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.