Throughout her history, the church has been forced to fight those who have attempted to ground justification on human merit and works or some combination of faith and merit. This conflict came to a head in the Western church during the sixteenth-century Reformation. In this lecture, Carl Trueman explains the importance of maintaining the doctrine of justification by faith alone.
During the sixteenth century, the Protestant Reformers appealed to Scripture alone (sola Scriptura). They recognized that all Scripture is God-breathed. It is the Word of the living God. Scripture is therefore infallible and inerrant and our only rule of faith and practice. In this lecture, Carl Trueman explains how the Word of God is truth and as such, our standard.
Carl R. Trueman
Dr. Carl R. Trueman is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. He is author of several books, including The Creedal Imperative.