“A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ.”
How Justification is Distinguished from Sanctification
Phillips, Rick – Seven Assertions Regarding Justification and Sanctification 2015, 9 paragraphs
An excellent, clear and brief Biblical delineation of how Justification is distinguished from Sanctification, and how both flow out of Union to Christ. Phillips is dead-on.
Rijssenius, Leonardus – ‘On Justification’ 1692 12 pp. from his A Complete Sum of Elenctic and Instructive Theology
Berkhof, Louis – Justification 1950 38 paragraphs, from his Systematic Theology
Buchanan, James – The Immediate and Only Ground of Justification: The Imputed Righteousness of Christ 16 paragraphs, no source info, probably from his The Doctrine of Justification
Cunningham, William – Justification, 1863, p. 1, 120 pages, from his Historical Theology, vol. 2
Girardeau, John – The Doctrine of Justification: its Ground, Nature and Condition, 1890, p. 417, 148 pages, being Part II of his Calvinism and Evangelical Arminianism
Commentary on Rom. 5:12-21, on Adam, Original Sin, Imputation, Christ, Justification, etc.
Delivered from the Law as a Rule of Justification – Now Joined to Christ, from his Way of Life
Historical Theology Article
Fesko, J.V. – William Perkins on Union with Christ and Justification 2010 14 pp.
Alexander, Archibald – A Treatise on Justification by Faith 1837 50 pp.
A largely unknown and scarce work of Alexander’s on an important topic from an important figure: the first professor of Old Princeton Seminary.
This is the standard classic on the doctrine of justification. Read it first. Being a “justified sinner” is a contradiction to a Roman Catholic, it is the highest glory of the gospel to the believer. For many more reasons why you should read this work, read this review at A Purtian’s Mind.
In reply to the question: ‘Is there any news today?’: “Oh, yes, this is always news: ‘The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.'”
John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan