Rediscovering the Word of God

The king went up to the house of the Lord and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house … Continue reading Rediscovering the Word of God

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Tim Staples vs. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther on “Works of the Law”

The following argument is excerpted, with some modifications, from two sources: The appendix to my essay Why Justification Still Matters, and from my essay De Iustificatione Dei, which compares the soteriologies of Augustine and Martin Luther. highly recommend that those interested in this debate read those two essays in full after having read this excerpt for more information … Continue reading Tim Staples vs. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther on “Works of the Law”

Essay: Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Apart from the nature of Justification, one of the other major issues separating Protestants from Roman Catholics is the issue of authority. Protestants believe that the Bible alone is the only infallible authority on matters of faith and morals. While this doesn't preclude the possibility of there being other sources of authority, these other sources … Continue reading Essay: Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Essay: Why Justification Still Matters

In less than half a year, we will be approaching the 500th anniversary of Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, which is traditionally regarded as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. As we approach that time, it is important to remember why the Reformation happened. Ultimately, it was … Continue reading Essay: Why Justification Still Matters

Debate Review: Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God (Tony Costa vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

A few months back, the Trinity Channel hosted a debate between Dr. Tony Costa and Ijaz Ahmad on the question, “Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God?”, making this the latest in a long line of Christian-Muslim debates on Christology, and the first to feature Ijaz going against Dr. Costa. … Continue reading Debate Review: Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God (Tony Costa vs. Ijaz Ahmad)