Syn Conference nostalgia should be tempered with the knowledge that they kelmed double-justification from a Halle Pietist (Knapp) and his Calvinist translator (Woods), who graduated from Andover Seminary:
"Andover Theological Seminary was founded in 1807 by orthodox Calvinists who fled Harvard College after it appointed liberal theologian Henry Ware to the Hollis Professorship of Divinity there in 1805. Widely in the national press, this was one of the significant events that contributed to the split in the Congregationalist denominations, and to the eventual founding of the American Unitarian Association in 1825, which joined the Universalists to become the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961." Wikipedia
L P has left a new comment on your post "Poor Argumentation from UOJ Stormtroopers":
I am glad you made a great effort to examine the evidence for yourself. Your approach is miles apart from the other people that I know. Some people I know won't even look at the evidence and the arguments. They have chosen to play blind.
The justification by faith that is taught by the BoC has already defined what is the faith that justifies in here AC IV.
1] Also they teach that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for 2] Christ's sake, through faith, when they believe that they are received into favor, and that their sins are forgiven for Christ's sake, who, by His death, has made satisfaction for our sins. 3] This faith God imputes for righteousness in His sight. Rom. 3 and 4.
This faith that believes that one is received into favor and one's sins are forgiven for Christ's sake because Christ has made satisfaction for his/her sins, such faith, God imputes for righteousness in His sight.
I doubt if anyone else can improve better on that formulation. It is plain.
GJ - LPC has been insightful about the connection between Calvinism and double-justification. The DNA of this error is clear:
1. George Christian Knapp, the last Pietist at Halle while it was turning rationalistic.
2. Leonard Woods, wunderkind translator, trained at a Calvinistic seminary.
3. C. F. W. Walther.