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Why is Denying Justification such a Serious Error?

Posted on February 19th, 2015, by Tom Hicks

The doctrine of justification by faith alone on the ground of Christ’s imputed righteousness remains under direct attack in various quarters. As someone who wrote his PhD dissertation on the doctrines of justification in Richard Baxter and Benjamin Keach, I am convinced that modifying the biblical doctrine is a serious theological error. As a pastor of a local church, I have observed how the doctrine of justification humbles the proud, strengthens the fainthearted, gives assurance to the fearful, encourages vulnerable and motivates self-sacrificing love. To deny this doctrine is to deny the very heart and power of the gospel. May the Lord bring theological clarity on this doctrine for the sake of His own glory and for the good of His beloved bride.

 

 

 

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  1. April 28, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

  2. April 28, 2015 at 8:15 am

    AMEN! I completely agree brother. I have on more occasions recall comforted, rebuked, instructed, and trained for holiness by the doctrine of Justification by faith alone in Christ alone. I praise and thank God for your faithfulness to the Word and Gospel handed down to us.

    • April 28, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Thank you for commenting brother. I to have had to counter errors concerning the doctrine of justification. By nature man thinks that he deserves God’s favor if he works hard enough. Since we all owe a sin debt to God, then we need someone to pay that debt for us. Thank God that Christ has done that and thank God that his righteousness is ours through faith.

  3. May 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    It’s not that the doctrine is too complicated–it’s that the doctrine is too simple. We’re ready to do 1,000 things to gain God’s favor, but when Christ offers salvation “without money and without price” (sanctification included in the package), the price is too low for proud flesh. That’s why the doctrine is so humbling… But what a breath of fresh air when one finally believes it!

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