All tagged Justification

The Reformers did not exhaust the fullness of justification. There is indeed a robustly corporate view of justification that the Reformers–rightly preoccupied with Romish theological abuse–simply did not address explicitly in the 16th century. In this sense, Wright needs to be read and listened to attentively.

A Response to "Looking at Christian Obedience"

One should not seek assurance from their works. One should not presume to be under God's wrath because they slip up occasionally (or even regularly). But works are valuable both to others and ourselves. They are essential for "saving faith" (Hebrews 5:9). And when we see the fruits of God working in us through the power of the Holy Spirit we should be encouraged and edified. Likewise, when we see the Holy Spirit producing fruits in other we should also be edified.

A Glimpse at Faithfulness

The book of Hebrews, I have found, is simply too Jewish for Christians to enjoy it. It's too work oriented for Protestants to teach it without controversy. It's too glorious in its exaltation of Jesus Christ to ignore it.