Friday, February 26, 2016

The Ancient Rock of Christian Religion

How old is the doctrine of justification by faith alone? Was it just invented at the Reformation? Was it the brainchild of Martin Luther or John Calvin?

Well, the Church of England’s official view on that subject is that justification by faith alone is an ancient doctrine—taught by the Bible itself and found in the best theologians of the early church in both East and West. So despite what some today might say, it is not a mere “distortion due to the heated atmosphere of the time.”

Indeed, as the Homily of Salvation says, it is an absolutely vital doctrine at all times. As you can see in today’s extract.... Read More

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