Justified By Faith Alone

Author: R. C. Sproul
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433524837
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Luther said that the doctrine of justification by faith alone is "the article upon which the church stands or falls." R. C. Sproul follows Luther's lead in his concise and compelling work, now repackaged and republished. Justified by Faith Alone surveys the main tenets of the doctrine of justification in Roman Catholicism and evangelicalism. Sproul is careful to accurately represent Catholic beliefs and observes that while both traditions agree that faith is necessary for justification, the difference lies in whether faith alone is sufficient. He explores problems with the Catholic doctrine and champions the sole sufficiency of Christ for our salvation. Effective and engaging, Sproul does not shy away from difficult theological terms and ideas, but capably guides readers through this famous doctrinal dispute. To those who decry the doctrines of imputation and justification by faith alone as "legal fiction," Sproul warns that nothing less than the central message of the gospel is at stake.

By Faith Alone

Author: Joseph A. Burgess
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802841360
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The Lutheran confessions call the doctrine of justification by faith alone the "chief article" of the Christian faith. Clarifying and defending this article of faith have been the major concern of Lutheran theologians since the sixteenth century. It is not surprising, then, that one of today's most prominent Lutheran thinkers, Gerhard O. Forde, has chosen to devote most of his career to probing the depths and developing the implications of the doctrine of justification. And as this volume aptly indicates, Forde's teaching and publications, his public lectures and sermons, and his influence on ecumenical scholarship and debate constitute one of the most important contributions to a theological understanding of justification in the second half of the twentieth century. By Faith Alone celebrates Professor Forde's distinguished career, but it also goes well beyond by offering a sustained and serious engagement with his theological motif. Written by twenty theologians from seven countries and several different Christian communions, the book provides a full-orbed, cutting-edge discussion of the doctrine of justification from a wide range of perspectives. The first set of essays explores the theological foundations of the doctrine of justification. The next set examines some key moments in the doctrine's historical development as well as its ecumenical trajectory. The last set of essays asks how the doctrine of justification applies to church life today, including such ecclesiastical concerns as preaching and pastoral care. A rich collection of lively and profound thinking, By Faith Alone is an ideal resource for teachers, preachers, church leaders, and all those pursuing a deeper understanding of Christian belief. Contributors: C. FitzSimons Allison Oswald Bayer Robert Bertram Joseph A. Burgess Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Reginald H. Fuller Leif Grane Roy A. Harrisville Scott Hendrix Robert Kolb Marc Kolden George Lindbeck Inge Lnning James Arne Nestingen John H. Rodgers Jr. Klaus Schwarzwller Jane E. Strohl George H. Tavard Timothy J. Wengert Vtor Westhelle

Faith Alone

Author: Martin Luther
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310317673
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Timeless insights from one of the most important people in church history. Some people value good works so much that they overlook faith in Christ. Faith should be first.... It is faith—without good works and prior to good works—that takes us to heaven. We come to God through faith alone. —Martin LutherResounding across the centuries, Martin Luther’s prolific writings as a pastor, theologian, scholar, Bible translator, father, and more, remain powerful and richly relevant. Faith Alone is a treasury of accessible devotionals taken from Luther’s best writings and sermons from the years 1513 through 1546. This carefully updated translation retains the meaning, tone, and imagery of Luther’s works. Through daily readings, Luther’s straightforward approach challenges you to a more thoughtful faith. Read one brief section a day or explore themes using the subject index in the back of the book. Faith Alone will deepen your understanding of Scripture and help you more fully appreciate the mystery of faith.

Faith Alone The Doctrine Of Justification

Author: Thomas R. Schreiner
Editor: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310515793
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Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the ‘solas’: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about, and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith. Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory. In Faith Alone – The Doctrine of Justification renowned biblical scholar Thomas Schreiner looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine of justification. He summarizes the history of the doctrine, looking at the early church and the writings of several of the Reformers. Then, he turns his attention to the Scriptures and walks readers through an examination of the key texts in the Old and New Testament. He discusses whether justification is transformative or forensic and introduces readers to some of the contemporary challenges to the Reformation teaching of sola fide, with particular attention to the new perspective on Paul. Five hundred years after the Reformation, the doctrine of justification by faith alone still needs to be understood and proclaimed. In Faith Alone you will learn how the rallying cry of “sola fide” is rooted in the Scriptures and how to apply this sola in a fresh way in light of many contemporary challenges.

Not By Faith Alone

Author: Julie Adkins
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 146163394X
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This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based and secular development approaches, the influence of faith-orientation on program formulation and delivery, and whether faith-based organizations can offer more efficient and effective solutions to structural inequality and poverty alleviation.

Faith Alone

Author: R. C. Sproul
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441236864
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A leading theologian explains the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone and urges fellow evangelicals to embrace this classic Protestant teaching.

Justification By Faith Alone

Author: Jonathan Edwards
Editor: Puritan Publications
ISBN: 1626630844
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This work is the substance of two of Edwards' earliest printed lectures in 1738. Edwards was endeavoring to respond to encroaching Arminianism in his Northampton congregation, as well as an abiding antinomianism in the colonies since the days of Anne Hutchinson. This classic book demonstrates Edwards' lucid reasoning and solid Reformed and Biblical approach to the crucial issue of salvation. Edwards follows Scripture showing that Christ is the center of the Gospel, and the doctrine of justification the centerpiece of evangelism. Edwards covers the intricacies of how believers are made righteous only through Christ’s merits, and that this justifying righteousness is equally imputed to all elect believers. This is accomplished by the condition of faith as an instrument. He demonstrates clearly the unscriptural nature of Arminianism and Antinomianism, both being destructive to the true Gospel of Christ. Edwards says, “Christians should strive after an increase of knowledge, and no one should content themselves without some clear and distinct understanding in this point. But we should believe in the general, according to the clear and abundant revelations of God’s word, that it is none of our own excellency, virtue, or righteousness, that is the ground of our being received from a state of condemnation into a state of acceptance in God’s sight, but only Jesus Christ, and his righteousness and worthiness, received by faith. This I think to be of great importance.” This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.

Justification By Faith Alone

Author: John Eedes
Editor: Puritan Publications
ISBN: 162663078X
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Being concerning with the state of theology in his day surrounding justification being sorely abused, Eedes took great pains to write carefully and almost exhaustively about the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone. He takes to task Mr. Erye, Mr. Woodbridge and Mr. Baxter on their deviant writings concerning the doctrine, and thoughtfully sets down the Bible’s teaching in accordance with orthodox Christianity. Eedes shows that justification by faith alone is not a physical act, but a judicial act. Justification is not by inherent righteousness, but God as judge in the court of mercy by judicial declaration remits sin to the believer through Christ’s merits, and absolves the sinner repenting, and believing. He masterfully refutes Antinomianism, Arminianism, Roman Catholicism and the new divinity of Richard Baxter on this point of doctrine. His aim is to press Christians not to be confounded on this foundational point of theology, but to embrace the truth and follow it in order to attain salvation found only through the merits of Jesus Christ. There is no doubt that this is one of the best treatments of justification by faith alone in print from any age in church history. Its usefulness today is without question knowing that so many professing Christians have no idea how to define or explain this crucial doctrine. Here Mr. Eedes will be of the utmost help. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.

By Faith Alone

Author: Bill Griffeth
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 0307407470
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"The first photo I took of St. Nicholas Church [in Great Yarmouth, England] . . . is still my favorite of all the pictures I took. It is difficult to describe adequately what I felt standing before the church my ancestors had called home four hundred years ago. This was where it had all begun for my family ten generations ago, and I was in awe." Bill Griffeth had been a TV journalist covering Wall Street and the world of high finance for a quarter of a century. But when he made the startling discovery that his eight-times great-grandmother was convicted and executed during the Salem witch trials of 1692, he began to research the biggest story of his life: the four-hundred-year history of his family and of our country’s Protestant roots. It was a history that dated back to the seventeenth century and the English Puritans and Separatists who fled to North America for an uncertain future. His travels took him to the fishing village in England where his earliest ancestors lived and worshipped; to the Netherlands where they sought refuge from persecution; and to the sites in New England and New York where they were members of colonial villages with legendary names: Salem, Plymouth, and New Amsterdam. They were Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Methodists, and they had a surprising connection to the founder of the Mormon Church. Griffeth’s account includes not only the stories of his long-forgotten relatives but also of some of their neighbors and colleagues whom history still remembers, including Plymouth’s great governor William Bradford, New Amsterdam’s swashbuckling director general Peter Stuyvesant, the infamous Salem witch trial judge Colonel John Hathorne, and the stouthearted Methodist bishop Francis Asbury. By Faith Alone is a rich history of our country’s Protestant heritage. It is also one man’s journey of more than ten thousand miles and four centuries, and it captures his personal desire to understand the courage and faith of his distant family members and to better appreciate how religion and the context of history shape his own life even today. From the Hardcover edition.

Faith Alone

Author: Terri Ann Johnson
Editor: Brown Girls Publishing
ISBN: 1944359745
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Lachelle Jackson appears to have it all; a husband who adores her; a job that fulfills her and friends that love her unconditionally. When Lachelle learns that she is pregnant, what should be the best experiences of her life becomes one of the darkest times she ever endured. Facing a life-threatening pregnancy, in the midst of insurmountable grief, can Lachelle find the strength to fight for her life and that of her unborn baby? Can she overcome depression and move beyond memories of her past to accept God’s greatest gift...LOVE?