For by it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. – Romans 1:17
We’re coming up on October 31, not only a day for kids to dress up and go door-to-door in search of free candy but also the day in 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, setting off the protestant reformation.
Many issues were debated during the Reformation but the keystone issue was justification – how can sinful man be made right before a holy, righteous God. In honor of Reformation Day 2015, here, from the late John Gerstner, is one of the best explanations of justification I’ve ever seen – as well as a clear explanation of the differences in the protestant and Roman Catholic approaches:
I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful for Christ’s righteousness for I have none of my own.
Happy Reformation Day!