Justified in Christ: God's Plan For Us in Justification
The doctrine of justification - how we are made right with a holy and just God - is currently the subject of much debate among theologians. Traditional understandings have been undermined by new perspectives informed by liberal biblical criticism. This...
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The doctrine of justification - how we are made right with a holy and just God - is currently the subject of much debate among theologians. Traditional understandings have been undermined by new perspectives informed by liberal biblical criticism. This collection of essays reaffirms the classic Reformed position on justification by God's grace. 309 pages, from Christian Focus.
Justification� � how we are made right with a holy and just God - is a watershed between the Roman and Reformed churches. It has recently been much under debate in theological circles, with new perspectives advanced that differ from the traditional understandings of this key salvation doctrine.
Westminster Theological Seminary holds a respected place in the Reformed world as a trainer of future ministers and influencers in the church. Members of the faculty here contribute the results of their investigations into the basis of the doctrine by looking at scripture, church history, apologetics and pastoral application.
Justified in Christ will enable you to look with clear eyes on the issues at stake in this key discussion, one that will affect the future of the church.
Westminster Theological Seminary was founded in 1929 as a seminary dedicated to education in the Reformed tradition. It grew out of Princeton Seminary with a conviction that the Bible is the only infallible rule of Christian faith and practice. Westminster was created specifically to carry on old Princeton's tradition of heart, piety and solid learning.
J. Stafford Carson - how diluting justification endangers the truth of the gospel
William Edgar - humanity�s need of and substitutes for atonement
Richard B. Gaffin - the relationship between justification and eschatology
Jeffrey K. Jue - parallel between the �New Perspective on Paul� and 17th century Arminians
Peter A. Lillback - the views on justification of various Reformation figures
K. Scott Oliphint - what is �faith� and in what sense is it related to justification
Lane G. Tipton - the importance of union with Christ
Carl R. Trueman - Christ�s active and passive obedience and righteousness
Also included are the classic �The Imputation of Adam�s Sin� by John Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster from 1930 to 1967, a bibliography for further reading by Alexander S. Finlayson, Librarian at Westminster, and an extensive introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson.
K. Scott Oliphint (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of Reasons For Faith; The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture For Defending Our Faith; Revelation and Reason and If I Should Die Before I Wake: Help for Those Who Hope for Heaven.