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  • What Does Justification Have to do with the Gospel? by Sinclair Ferguson

    There is a striking plausibility about saying that “justification by faith is not what Paul means by ‘the gospel.’” After all, as N.T. Wright elsewhere observes, we are not justified by believing in justification by faith but by believing in …Read More

  • What God Requires, Christ Provides by John Piper

    If justification were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose” (Gal. 2:21). Historically, Protestants have believed that the Bible teaches that our salvation depends on what Christ has accomplished for our pardon and our perfection. We accept by …Read More

  • What Is Grace? by R.C. Sproul

    A number of decades ago at the Ligonier Valley Study Center, we sent out a Thanksgiving card with this simple statement: “The essence of theology is grace; the essence of Christian ethics is gratitude.” In all the debates about our …Read More

  • What’s Wrong with Wright: Examining the New Perspective on Paul by Phil Johnson

    My assignment in this hour is to give a critical review of an influential book by Anglican author N.T. Wright, the Bishop of Durham. The book is titled What Saint Paul Really Said. It’s a fairly thin paperback, fewer than …Read More

  • When I Don’t Feel Successful by J.R. Vassar

    Since Adam and Eve bit on the first temptation, failure has been a part of our human experience. As God’s image bearers, we are capable of remarkable things. But as fallen image bearers, we are simultaneously capable of terrible things. …Read More

  • When Wright Is Wrong by Keith Mathison

    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 our …Read More

  • Why Do I Need Jesus? by R.C. Sproul

    If I’m happy with my life, why do I need Jesus? I hear that from a lot of folks. They say to me, “I just don’t feel the need for Christ.” As if Christianity were something that were packaged and …Read More

  • Why Is Justification So Important? by Keith Mathison

    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

  • Works of the Law” in Paul by J.V. Fesko

    The definition of Paul’s phrase “works of the law” is one of the more significant disagreements between N.T. Wright and the Reformation understanding of justification by faith alone. On what basis can Wright claim that Paul does not have worksrighteousness …Read More

  • Wright Is Wrong on Imputation by Thomas Schreiner

    Is the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to the believer an artificial construct, an idea from systematic theology that does not truly come from the Bible? N.T. Wright argues that the traditional view of imputation veers away from the Pauline meaning.Read More

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