Sola fide wasn’t a 16th century invention

Books | Church history shows the doctrine of justification by ‘faith alone’ existed long before Martin Luther
by Nathan Busenitz
Posted 7/14/18, 10:23 am

Protestants and Catholics for five centuries have debated the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith. In Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel from Christ to the Reformation, Nathan Busenitz shows that theologians such as Origen, Augustine, Anselm, and Bernard of Clairvaux, who all preceded Martin Luther, understood that we are saved by God’s grace.

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Linking arms and walking forward

Churches | An interview with Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 7/12/18, 09:49 am

J.D. Greear, 45, is the pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.—one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country. He’s also an author and the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Below are edited excerpts of Warren Cole Smith’s recent interview with Greear on Listening In.

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‘Jesus is gonna win!’

Books | A helpful aid in understanding the book of Revelation and its message of impending persecution of the Christian church
by Richard D. Phillips
Posted 7/07/18, 02:26 pm

The hardest-to-understand book of the New Testament is superficially familiar not only to most Bible readers but to fans of the Left Behind series (more than 65 million copies sold) as well as The Book of Revelation for Dummies: four horsemen of the apocalypse, seven seals, plagues and disasters, Antichrist, Armageddon, Christ’s return, a new Jerusalem, wow! But Richard D.

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