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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Genesis 3:15; Romans 4:5; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 1:17; Romans 3:24; Romans 4:3ff; Galatians 3:11; Jeremiah 7:22-23; Psalm 50:13, 15; Psalm 40:6; Psalm 4:5; Romans 4:9; Luke 17:10; Galatians 5:6; Romans 3:28; Galatians 5:4; Ephesians 2:9; Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 18:6; Mark 9:42; Acts 8:36-37; 1 Corinthians 11:27-29; Psalm 19:12;
Opposed to the sola fide is the doctrine of ex opere operato, i.e., that the sacraments mechanically confer grace upon all who receive them. Faith is not necessary to receive this grace, but the mere outward ceremony effects it mechanically for all those who do not place an obstacle in the way.
Deterding, John G., "Lutheran SOLA FIDE vs Roman Catholic EX OPERE OPERATO of the Basis of the Confessions" (1947). Bachelor of Divinity. 180.
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