Friday, June 6, 2008
The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Article XII Repentance (paragraph 88)--Philip Melanchthon
"...consciences cannot be made at peace unless they know it is God's command and the very Gospel that they should be firmly confident that sins are forgiven freely for Christ's sake, and that they should not doubt this. If anyone doubts, he charges the divine promise with falsehood, as 1 John 5:10 says. We teach that the Gospel requires this certainty of faith."