As most of the world knows by now, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation is often known as the greatest event in the history of Christ’s church since the birth of the church at Pentecost (cf. Acts 2). During the Reformation, sine qua non doctrines of the Christian faith were rediscovered consequent of the word of God being unleashed. One of those was the doctrine of justification. Martin Luther rightly remarked that justification by faith alone in Christ alone is the article by which the church stands or falls. It is the glorious truth that by faith alone in Jesus Christ, sinners are declared to possess the righteous standing of Christ before God for eternity. Necessarily so, our generation of the church has experienced a heightened interest in Reformation doctrine. Many have experienced a reformation of their own as they dive into these biblical truths…

 

Source: Ekklesia/Courageous Churchmen 2017 Conference Preview

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