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Michael Bird (a Reformed Baptist, by the way) on Signing the Cross. Is there good, evangelical rationale for why signing the cross is looked down on? If not, then why is it practically non-existent in evangelical/reformed circles? If so, what is the reason?

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Thanks to Matthew Mason for bringing up this quote in his discussion on Wright’s view of justification (bracketed comments his):

Calvin (Insts, III.xi.10):

“We do not, therefore, contemplate him outside ourselves from afar in order that his righteousness may be imputed to us but because we put on Christ and are engrafted into his body [NB this makes justification an ecclesial doctrine!] – in short, because he deigns to make us one with him.”

Interesting.

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