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Refreshing Springs Church

Workman Series 8

April 28, 2007

Evangelicals and Catholics Together???

The Statement of Unity of ECT

Defining Terms

Proper Definition of Terms

  • James White- Grace alone, Faith alone, Christ alone, Scripture alone, for God’s Glory alone
  • Charles Spurgeon

Christians must be specific when defining terms


  • Three different definitions of “Being Born Again”
  • John Wesley describes being born again

Three vital and practical conclusions to avoid error, confusion, and false unity


  • Always define the terms being used
  • Bible teachers should always be able to define the terms
  • Know what you believe

Three ways to know the meaning of terms


  • Read and study the Bible
  • Use Biblical resources
  • Biblical definitions of the word “heart”
  • Read the creeds, catechisms, and confessions of the historic mainstream church

The definition of “free will”


  • Balancing the truth
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • The Westminster Confession answer to “free will”

The definition of “faith”


  • The Heidelberg Catechism defines faith
  • Excerpt from The Second London Baptist Confession of 1689 on faith
  • The Belgic Confession defines faith

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