It was good to talk with Paul Flynn of Megiddo Radio today about the ongoing controversy over justification and salvation. It was a wide-ranging discussion. Paul and his family are members of Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland. Click on the link above to hear the interview on Paul’s site or below for the HB audio archive. Here is the HB media library.
Thank you, thank you, again and again for your tireless defense of the doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. As you say in the interview, it is really not that difficult to understand, yet it seems to be a stumbling block of misunderstanding, even among professing Christians. Somehow they have lingering doubts about trusting their eternal salvation to the moment God declared them righteous for Christ’s sake alone. They still seem to cling to this idea that they must do their part, and that on the last day they will be judged on how well they can show that they did their part. They seem to be trusting in their sanctification rather than on their justification. Is there any hope that such people are actually saved?
Sorry I asked such a stupid question. Answer to myself: Justification is by grace alone, through faith alone and in Christ alone. What part of alone is it that you fail to understand?