The history of the Christian church pivots on the doctrine of justification by faith. Once the core of the Reformation, the church today often ignores or misunderstands this foundational doctrine.
Dr. James White posits one of the main reasons this doctrine has fallen into disfavor and disuse is because many, even in the evangelical church, do not preach on the issue of sin. To be specific, there has been a decline in the belief and proclamation of the rightful wrath of God against sin.
This sermon was preached at the Quarterly Gathering of the Southern California Association of Reformed Baptist Churches hosted in Ontario. The six SCARBC Churches and three visiting churches combined their evening worship services for a Reformation Day observation of preaching and fellowship.
Great Sermon! With Christmas just about a week away I wanted to comment that this sermon encouraged me to speak up share the gospel, even to family members who have been hard hearted to it in the past. I think it will encourage you too.
Reformed and Baptist (11/2/2005)
from Southern California
Very Much Needed This is a MUST HEAR sermon for all who love the truth of justification by faith, as clearly set forth again at the time of the Reformation. The issues today are still much the same as they were then. However, much of evangelicalism has taken the wrong path on this doctrine, and as John Bunyan reminds us, the wrong path leads the way to destruction.
James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, New Testament Textual Criticism, Church history, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or...