Faith and Works

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone (James 2:24, LEB). Some readers, looking at this verse, have come to the conclusion that James is teaching that our Justification, or being made right before God, depends upon our obedience and good works. This conclusion is problematic, because it would conflict … Continue reading Faith and Works


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