Justification

Since the 1980s, a movement called the New Perspective on Paul has been a rising star in Biblical studies and Pauline scholarship. The movement primarily started through the writings of E.P. Sanders’ 1977 Paul and Palestinian Judaism as he explored the Second Temple Jewish texts and reexamined what...
As there has been no small debate in recent decades over the doctrine of justification, I was delighted to come across a treatment of the once-for-all nature of justification in Geerhardus Vos' Reformed Dogmatics . Having introduced the subject by explaining that the Roman Catholic church conflates...
Exuberant over an experience, an oh-so-sweet manifestation of divine providence, you delightedly seek to give God praise in telling your story. “It was such a ‘God thing’,” you proclaim. As you see it, God wove together an otherwise inexplicable combination of events to deliver a wonderful—even...
The Protestant Reformers, following Scripture's lead, roundly rejected the notion that believers might be justified in part or in whole by their own good works. Sinners, they maintained, are justified wholly on the basis of Christ's perfect righteousness imputed to them, a righteousness...
"One thing," Martin Luther writes in the Freedom of a Christian (1520), "and only one thing, is necessary for Christian life, righteousness, and freedom. That one thing is _______." Knowing Luther to be the author, we're quick to assume that "faith" belongs in the blank. And not without reason...
Mark McDowell
During the sixteenth century there were many religious colloquies involving Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians. These all sought the elusive goal of a religious settlement that would enable both sides to coexist in a united church. The most famous of these colloquies took place at Regensburg...
Mark McDowell
During the sixteenth century there were many religious colloquies involving Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians. These all sought the elusive goal of a religious settlement that would enable both sides to coexist in a united church. The most famous of these colloquies took place at Regensburg...
What makes someone a heretic? This topic may be more important than we might think, especially in the world of online discourse. There is a distinction between willfully committing a soul-destroying heresy and committing a theological error. To call someone a "false teacher" is to say they are...
Garry Williams
This is the fourth and final article in Garry Williams' series on the Church & the World. To read the first, please find the first here , the second here and the third here ~ the Editor My first article began with the observation that Satan ambitiously aims to attack the church at the very...
Garry Williams
This is the fourth and final article in Garry Williams' series on the Church & the World. To read the first, please find the first here , the second here and the third here ~ the Editor My first article began with the observation that Satan ambitiously aims to attack the church at the very...

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