Tag Justification

Add Works to Your Faith

My reasons for writing this post are far too varied for listing. In the spirit of an article I recently edited, let’s put it down to the providence of God,...

The Work of Christ: Not Merely Substitution

Last year the church I was part of worked through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. On one occasion at a leaders’ meeting an argument broke out over Philippians 1:27-2:11. The...

Galatians: Faith in Christ or the Faithfulness of Christ

Nestled in the tightly argued and exegetically demanding section of Galatians 2:15-21 we read this: “A person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus...

In Defence of the Pharisees

Regardless of which Christian tradition you belong to, I would wager that when a Pharisee is encountered in the Bible reading your expectation is overwhelmingly negative. After all, literary critics would...