Tag: justification

  • Federal Vision theology is heterodox

    Referencing this article: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/will-we-be-finally-saved-by-faith-alone Piper seems to say that our justification (grounding) is delayed until we die and face a final judgment; whereby we are judged by our faithfulness (good works). He doesn’t use the exact same terminology that many FV (Federal Vision) adherents use, yet he seems to be articulating the same concepts. I […]

  • Problems in Roman Catholic Theology

    As a Reformed Protestant, it should be no surprise that I have numerous problems with Roman Catholic theology. We actually agree on some things, such as the Real Presence of Christ in communion. Roman Catholics describe this process as transubstantiation whereas I prefer to keep it a mystery and eschew the outdated Aristotelian categories of […]

  • Justification: by works or by faith?

    Justification by faith alone (Sola Fide) is the sine qua non (the essential thing without which it cannot be) of the Protestant Reformation. It is this doctrine upon which the Reformation stands or falls. However, there is sharp disagreement with the Roman Catholic church on this topic. What does the Bible say? Who is more […]

  • Justification and the Gospel – A Response to N.T. Wright

    Is justification part of the gospel? Or is it a separate transaction? Is (final) justification delayed until the future when we face God’s judgment? What did the apostle Paul mean when he wrote about justification? Do we receive Christ’s imputed righteousness? N. T. Wright, a world-renowned (yes he’s very popular, but Arius was even more […]