With Abounding Grace Radio On Justification By Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone

When Scripture uses the verb “to justify” (δικαιόω) as it does in Romans 3:20, “wherefore out of the works of the law will no flesh be justified before he, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin,” it means to say, . . . Continue reading →

Video: Luther Under The Gospel

Video courtesy the Lynden United Reformed Church (Lynden, WA) where Bob Godfrey and I spoke earlier this month for their Reformation Conference: Luther Nailed It.

Video: Luther Under The Law

Video courtesy the Lynden United Reformed Church (Lynden, WA) where Bob Godfrey and I spoke earlier this month for their Reformation Conference: Luther Nailed It.

Does 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Teach That Our Good Works Are An Instrument Of Salvation?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Paul wrote, “And we ought to give thanks to God for you brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you (to be) the first fruits1 unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and in faith of the . . . Continue reading →

John The Baptizer: “Produce Fruit Worthy Of Repentance”

“Produce fruit worthy of repentance” ( “ποιήσατε οὖν καρπὸν ἄξιον τῆς μετανοίας”) these were the words of John the Baptizer to the many Pharisees and Sadducees “coming unto (the) baptism” (Matt 3:7). John was the last of the Old Testament prophets. He . . . Continue reading →

New App To Help You And Your Congregation Sing Psalms

The most ancient Christian practice of worship was to sing the Psalms. Our Lord sang the Psalms of ascent with his disciples (Matt 26:30). The Apostles sang Psalms (1 Cor 14:26, “ἕκαστος ψαλμὸν ἔχει“). The early Christian church sang Psalms in public . . . Continue reading →

The Reformation Began In Jerusalem

Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the . . . Continue reading →

Initial Justification Sola Fide And Final Salvation Through Faithfulness Is Federal Vision Theology

“[T]his double justification doctrine (initial justification by faith alone, followed by a second justification according to works in the eschatological judgment) is re-emerging as a “consensus position” among today’s leading evangelical and Reformed biblical theologians. Rich Lusk, “The Reformed Doctrine of Justification . . . Continue reading →