How Union with Christ Helps Us Apply Justification and Sanctification

One objection the Reformers faced was that their doctrine of justification by faith alone eliminated the need for good works and sanctification and thus robed people of the motivation for these necessary elements of the Christian life. Nevertheless, despite accusations to the contrary, Luther championed justification by faith alone while making clear that true faith … Continue reading How Union with Christ Helps Us Apply Justification and Sanctification

Calvin on Caring For Our Neighbor’s Reputation

A powerful word from Calvin's Institutes about caring for our neighbor’s reputation. I am convicted by this word especially since I know that I have failed often in this area. We delight in a certain poisoned sweetness experiences in ferreting out and in disclosing the evils of others. And let us not think it an adequate … Continue reading Calvin on Caring For Our Neighbor’s Reputation