Understanding Justification

"We are either justified by a righteousness that is in us or by a righteousness that is apart from us. There is no third way." (Sproul) Learn more about this important doctrine.

  • Why Is Justification So Important? by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2009

      During the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, there were few things more precious to believers than the recovery of the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone. Centuries of semi-Pelagian (and Pelagian) growth were dragged into …Read More

  • When Wright Is Wrong by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2008

    If you are a reader of contemporary theological works and you have not already encountered the name “N.T. Wright,” you will. Wright is the Anglican Bishop of Durham, and he is one of the most prolific biblical scholars of …Read More

  • The Doctrine of Imputation R.C. Sproul

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  • Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 3) R.C. Sproul

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  • The Center of Christian Preaching: Justification by Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul

  • Apart From the Works of the Law by R.C. Sproul

    This lecture will explain and defend the doctrine of justification by faith alone, emphasizing the imputed righteousness of Christ.

  • Faith Alone

    Galatians 2:15-16

    The imputation of Christ’s righteousness is the ultimate basis for our justification, a teaching we will explore in a few days. Today what we must remember is that good works do not set us right before God, although they ...Read More

  • Justification by Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul

  • A Message Worth Fighting For by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    Paul’s letter to the Galatians is relentless in its insistence that there is only one, true gospel. Any subtraction from or addition to the saving message of God’s work in Jesus Christ renders the gospel impotent. That is …Read More

  • Justification by Faith Alone

    Galatians 2:14–16

    Martin Luther’s commentary on today’s passage includes this nugget of wisdom: “God is honored in His Son. Whoever then believes that the Son is our mediator and Savior, he honors the Father, and him again does God honor ...Read More

  • Sola Fide by R.C. Sproul

    The doctrine of justification by faith alone was at the center of the Reformation debates. The Reformers declared that justification is by faith alone, not by faith and works. The biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone is essential to the Gospel. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul will explain why this doctrine is essential, and warn against any ...

  • Justification By Faith Alone with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines justification — the way in which we are declared righteous by God — as he explains the biblical teaching regarding justification. Demonstrating that Christ’s righteousness is reckoned to us by faith alone, Dr …Read More

  • Not By a Faith That Is Alone by Ken Jones

    This lecture will help us understand the place of our obedience in the great plan of God, arguing that works always flow from living faith, but that they are never the grounds of our justification.

  • Faith Alone: 2003 Washington D.C. Conference with Various Teachers

    In this series of messages from Ligonier’s 2003 conference series in Washington D.C., Dr. R.C. Sproul and Rev. Kenneth Jones explore the biblical doctrine of sola fide, or “Faith Alone.” Reminding us that this is the doctrine …Read More

  • Crucified with Christ

    Galatians 2:17–21

    Issues like the curse of the Law that were raised briefly today will have to wait a few days for more analysis. In closing, note that Galatians 2:19–20 reveals that being united to Christ means being crucified with ...Read More

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