The Works Of James Arminius Vol 2 by James Arminius
ON THE GOOD WORKS OF BELIEVERS
QUERIES. -- Is it truly said, concerning the good works of believers |they are unclean like a menstruous cloth|, And does this confession, |We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags,| &c., (Isa. lxiv.6,) belong to those works? 2. In what sense is it correctly said |Believers sin mortally in every one of their good works|? 3. Do the good works of believers come into the judgment of God so far only as they are testimonies of faith; or like- wise so far as they have been prescribed by God, and sanctioned and honoured with the promise of a reward, although this reward be not bestowed on them except |of grace| united with mercy, and on account of Christ, whom God hath appointed and set forth as a propitiation through faith in his blood, and, therefore, with reference to faith in Christ?