• Of Justification” from “The Defense of the Augsburg Confession” by Philip Melancthon

    In the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and, below, in the Twentieth Article, they condemn us, for teaching that men obtain remission of sins not because of their own merits, but freely for Christ’s sake, through faith in Christ. [They reject …Read More

  • Jesus’ Perspective on Sola Fide by John MacArthur

    Many who have embraced “the New Perspective on Paul” are also proposing a different slant on the doctrine of justification by faith. When the text of Scripture is interpreted in the new light, they say, Pauline support for the principle …Read More

  • For the Love of Slavery by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2009

    Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in — who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery” (Gal 2:4). She was eighty-six and her body …Read More

  • Basking in the Benefits by Kim Riddlebarger

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    Q. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?  A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God’s love …Read More

  • Faith” and “Faithfulness” by D.A. Carson

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2010

    The Greek word pistis can mean, in English translation, both “faith” and “faithfulness”; no one disputes that fact (for the latter, see Rom. 3:3). N.T. Wright, however, takes two steps that cannot be fairly evaluated without understanding how …Read More

  • Forensic Justification by Francis Turretin

    Is the word Justification always used in a forensic sense in this argument, or also in a moral and physical? The former we affirm, the latter we deny, against the Romanists.Read More

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration by Various

    The Gospel of Jesus Christ is news, good news: the best and most important news that any human being ever hears. This Gospel is the central message of the Holy Scriptures, and is the true key to understanding them.Read More

  • Is the Reformation Over? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2009

    There have been several observations rendered on this subject by those I would call “erstwhile evangelicals.” One of them wrote, “Luther was right in the sixteenth century, but the question of justification is not an issue now.” A second self-confessed …Read More

  • Martin Luther’s Definition of Faith by Martin Luther

    Faith is not what some people think it is. Their human dream is a delusion. Because they observe that faith is not followed by good works or a better life, they fall into error, even though they speak and hear …Read More

  • The New Perspective on Paul: Calvin and N.T. Wright by J.V. Fesko

    Despite the fact that Qohelet tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Eccl. 1.9), in recent years a school of Pauline interpreters have raised their banner declaring they have a new perspective on Paul. What exactly …Read More

  • N.T. Wright and the New Perspective on Paul by Ligon Duncan

    The term “new perspective” was coined by J.D.G. Dunn in 1982 to describe the new approach to Paul’s theology he was advocating which was built on the work of several earlier scholars such as E.P.Sanders …Read More

  • N.T. Wright on Justification by C.E. Hill

    There is so much in this book that is good and should elicit a loud “Amen!” A balanced review of What Saint Paul Really Said by N.T. Wright would focus on both its strengths and weaknesses. Here, unfortunately, I …Read More

  • Of Justification by Faith by John Calvin

    1. I trust I have now sufficiently shown how man’s only resource for escaping from the curse of the law, and recovering salvation, lies in faith; and also what the nature of faith is, what the benefits which it …Read More

  • Resurrection and Justification by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2001

    How is the resurrection of Christ linked to the idea of justification in the New Testament? To answer this question, we must first explore the use and meaning of the term justification in the New Testament. Confusion about this has …Read More

  • The Resurrection of Jesus by Jerry Bridges

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2008

    This article on the resurrection of Jesus appears at the time of year when we are focusing on His birth, not His death and resurrection. To stop and think about the resurrection may seem like an unnecessary aside to the …Read More