This week we talked about the Doctrine of Justification. We compared the three major Christian traditions (Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestantism) to see the similarities and differences. We saw that while Protestants view Justification as a point in time event, the others see it as a process. We talked how each saw Grace and Works to understand if Justification was God initiated alone or if there is also a part man plays.
For Further Study:
- The Doctrine of Justification
- The Catholic Doctrine of Justification by Grace
- Justification by Faith
- Wesley’s Doctrine of Justification
NT Wright on Justification and Sanctification
John Piper – Justification
Does Justification Include Things Like Acts of Love and Obeying the Commandments?
Justification, Faith, and Works: Paul vs. James