The Article on Which the Church Stands or Falls

from Oct 24, 2018 Category: Ligonier Resources

If you don’t have justification by faith alone, you don’t have the gospel. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul looks at the article on which the church stands or falls.

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Transcript

The doctrine of justification by faith alone is the article upon which the church stands or falls. The article that is so important that he said, that if we lose it, we lose Christianity. If you don’t have the doctrine of justification by faith alone, you don’t have the gospel, and if you don’t have the gospel, the church has no reason to exist. The church itself ceases to be a church and falls into apostasy because it is the article that answers the question, what must I do to be saved?