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3 Acts 2:38; 16:31.


ARTICLE 6

WHY SOME DO NOT BELIEVE

That, however, many who have been called by the gospel neither repent nor believe in Christ but perish in unbelief1 does not happen because of any defect or insufficiency in the sacrifice of Christ offered on the cross, but through their own fault.

1 Mt 22:14; Ps 95:11; Heb 4:6.


ARTICLE 7

WHY OTHERS DO BELIEVE

But to those who truly believe and by the death of Christ are freed from their sins and saved from perdition, this benefit comes only through God’s grace, given to them from eternity in Christ.1 God owes this grace to no one.2