Wednesday, May 03, 2017

T.C. Hammond: What Justification Means

The eleventh Article is so crucial that no apology need be offered for dwelling a little upon it. Luther has been severely criticised for declaring that Justification by Faith only was “Articulus aut stantis aut cadentis ecclesiae,” “The Article of a standing or a falling Church.” But it may confidently be declared that the whole Reformation movement stands or falls according to the interpretation placed on Justification.

It is therefore most important to show that the meaning placed upon the word “to justify” is not foreign to the ideas prevalent in Hebrew and Greek thought. It is not peculiarly Pauline either, although it was greatly developed in connection with the death of Christ by St. Paul. Read More

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