On Justification: The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness by Faith

This post looks at the doctrine of justification in five parts: 1) Protestant Doctrinal Statements; 2) Key Terms Defined; 3) Biblical and Theological Summary; 4) Conclusion; and 5) Application. Protestant Doctrinal Statements Following are four statements on justification from various Protestant sources: On the contrary, justified by faith is he who, excluded from the righteousness…

The Gospel: God, Man, Christ, Response (A Tract)

God & CreationThere is one true God who is the holy, just, and good Creator of all things.  We were made to glorify Him and to enjoy Him forever. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.” – Psalm 89:14 “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive…

The Gospel: What Is It? (A Tract)

Gospel means “good news,” and it is the good news of God’s mighty work in bringing about peace with sinners in and through Jesus Christ. Although God made all things good (Genesis 1:31), the goodness of God’s creation was corrupted by the entrance of sin through our first parents, Adam and Eve. Since Adam served…

The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life

A Doctrinal Overview Christianity is, at its core, Trinitarian in nature.  In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith and life.  Remove the Trinity and you remove the beating heart from the body that is the Church. So, briefly stated, what is the doctrine of the Trinity?  The doctrine…

The Anatomy of Temptation: Genesis 3:1-8

Text: Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit…

The Glory of Christ: Prophet, Priest & King

The three-fold office of Christ (which is from the Greek, meaning Messiah, or “Anointed One”) has to do with the work of Christ for the redemption of His people. These are known as the Messianic offices, as these offices are associated with the prophesied and pre-figured Messiah in the Old Testament, which Jesus has fulfilled….