Article 16: Can Wilful Sinners be Forgiven?

Posted on January 26, 2018 
Filed under Theology

“We are introduced by this Article to a very ancient misconception of God’s message of salvation. Tertullian, who attained prominence at the very beginning of the Third Century, held very rigid views concerning the remission of serious sins committed after baptism.

When Tertullian became a Montanist this rigour was intensified. So fearful was he of the danger of falling into sin which had no forgiveness he exhorted his followers to abstain from the baptism of infants. …”

– More from T.C. Hammond, at The Australian Church Record of November 8, 1956.