XI. Of the Justification of Man.
We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings. Wherefore, that we are justified by Faith only, is a most wholesome Doctrine, and very full of comfort, as more largely is expressed in the Homily of Justification.
Another that I agree with 100%.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Is this essential? Is it at least essential in understanding salvation? As always, go where you like with this one.
I am continually blessed by the discussions on these articles. They help me work out my own understanding immensely.