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Introduction

If you have not yet believed in Jesus Christ for eternal life, I would recommend watching the video The Gospel - Plain and Simple and reading the Gospel tracts What Must I Do To Be Saved? and Counterfeit Gospels.

It is vitally important to understand that justification and eternal life are gifts from God received solely through belief in Jesus Christ on the basis of what He did for us in purchasing for us a perfect righteousness by His obedience and redeeming us from the curse of sin, guilt, and condemnation by His suffering on the cross. This salvation cannot be appropriated through repentance of sins or any other works. It is also not dependent on moral transformation. Eternal life is truly a gift and must be received as a gift through child-like faith in Jesus. This page contains articles written by me and others on the topics of justification.


Justification (Videos)

Justification & The Biblical Gospel Part 1 of Robert Reymond's Systematic Theology

Justification's Character as Legal Part 2 of Robert Reymond's Systematic Theology

The Righteousness of Justification Part 3 of Robert Reymond's Systematic Theology

Objections to Sola Fide Faith Alone Part 4 of Robert Reymond's Systematic Theology

Objections to Sola Fide Conclusion Part 5 of Robert Reymond's Systematic Theology

Can That Faith Save Him? Disabusing James 2:14 by Mark A. Ellis

What Is Dead Faith? Disabusing James 2:17 by Mark A. Ellis

The Faith of Demons Disabusing James 2:19 by Mark A. Ellis

What is the Gospel? by Jon Moffit and Justin Perdue


Justification (Articles and Books)

Justification Precedes Regeneration

Justification of the Ungodly Man as an Ungodly Man

Justification and the Gospel of John

Justification and Antinomianism

Paul on Justification and the Final Judgment by J.V. Fesko

The Doctrine of Justification by James Buchanan

The Active and Passive Obedience of Christ by Lorraine Boettner

Justification by an Imputed Righteousness by John Bunyan

Evidence and Comments on Substitutionary Atonement

Categories of Positional and Experiential Justification

Faith is Counted unto Righteousness

A Few Comments on the Matt Slick Versus Kabane Debate on Justification

Hebrews 11:8-9 and Imputed Righteousness

Romans 4:17-22 and Demonstration of Abraham's Faith

More Objections Answered regarding Romans 4

Even More Objections Answered regarding Romans 4

"Faith of Jesus Christ" or "Faith in Jesus Christ"?

Exegetical Problems of "Faith of Jesus Christ" Subjective Genitive

Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper

Overview and Critique of New Perspective on Paul (Part 1) by Jeffery Smith

Overview and Critique of New Perspective on Paul (Part 2) by Jeffery Smith

Overview and Critique of New Perspective on Paul (Part 3) by Jeffery Smith



Other Articles

Revelation 3:5 and Eternal Security

What is the Good News of the Bible?

Believers and Disciples: Are They the Same?

Ephesians 2:10 and Good Works

Believing with All the Heart

Evidence of Salvation?

Proof of "Once Saved Always Saved" and "Free Grace" in Luke 8:12-13

1 John 2:19 Does Not Teach that Believers Cannot Fall Away

Does John 10:4-5 Teach that All Believers Endure to the End?

Matthew 24:24 Does Not Teach that Believers Cannot Be Deceived

The Sermon on the Mount, Hebrews, James, and 1 John Do Not Teach Lordship Salvation


Devotional and Miscellaneous Topics

Fear of God Is the Beginning of Wisdom

Worshipers of God

Hope for Christians with OCD

Why Jesus? (2012) (PDF)

Faith in Christ that Works by Love

Jude 4: Turning the Grace of Our God into Lasciviousness

Who Are the Enemies of the Cross of Christ in Philippians 3:18?

Jesus Christ the Savior of the World (2012, partially updated in 2021) (PDF)

Comments on Saving Faith (2012) (PDF)

Gospel Guidebook (2019) (Requires updating, especially Q&A)

Opinion on Christian Mysticism


Links related to Faith Alone

Is "Continuous" Believing Required for the New Birth? by Steve Elkins

Does James Make Works a Criterion for Eternal Life? by Paul Miles

Linguistic Problems with Lordship Salvation in James 2:14–26 by Paul Miles

Hebrews: Lecture Notes by Paul Tanner (Scroll down to the bottom of the page.)


Links to Free Grace Books

Confident in Christ by Robert N. Wilkin

Absolutely Free by Zane Hodges

The Faith that Saves by Fred Chay

The Epistles of John by Zane Hodges

The Epistle of James by Zane Hodges