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1 Jn 3:36.

2 Mk 16:16; Rom 10:9.


ARTICLE 5

THE CAUSE OF UNBELIEF, THE SOURCE OF FAITH

The cause or guilt for this unbelief, as well as for all other sins, is by no means in God, but rather in man.1 Faith in Jesus Christ and salvation through Him, however, is the free gift of God, as it is written: By grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Eph 2:8). Similarly: It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ ... to believe on Him (Phil 1:29).

1 Heb 4:6.


ARTICLE 6

GOD’S ETERNAL DECREE