Being Made Right With God: Understanding Justification (A Christian's Pocket Guide Series)
For many of us, the whole concept of justification is as mystifying as a foreign language, but yet Christians down the ages have fought to defend it - seeing it quite rightly as a vital element of how we are...
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For many of us, the whole concept of justification is as mystifying as a foreign language, but yet Christians down the ages have fought to defend it - seeing it quite rightly as a vital element of how we are saved. But justification is not a relic of the past - it has direct relevance to us as Christians today. We often struggle with the thought of justification because of human pride; "I can't be that bad" and so justification is often undermined, wrongly presented or just plain ignored. Scripture though, is brutally clear: we have a real problem - the prospect of our lives marred by wrong-doing being laid out before an almighty God who is pure and will not forever let wrong go unpunished. We can't earn our way out of our predicament - as this is just "rubbish" according to the apostle Paul. We need something else, someone who can take the hit we so richly deserve - leaving us to be declared innocent instead. This little book will help you grasp a truth that when understood correctly is explosive, transformational and utterly liberating.
Dr. Guy Waters (Ph.D., Duke University) is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, FL with a particular interest in the letters and theology of Paul, the use of Scripture in the New Testament, and the Synoptic Gospels. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America.
His publications include Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul (P&R, 2004); The Federal Vision and Covenant Theology: A Comparative Analysis (P&R, 2006); By Faith Alone (Crossway, 2007);Reforming or Conforming?: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church (Crossway, 2008) and The End of Deuteronomy in the Epistles of Paul (Mohr Siebeck, 2006).