Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, and the Biblical Gospel

2. The sufficiency of faith alone in justification.

Biblical teaching

The Christian is irrevocably justified before God by faith alone in Christ alone, apart from his own works. Satisfaction of God’s judicial demand was achieved once for all by the work of Christ alone (John 19:30, Hebrews 2:9-10, 9:11-12, I Peter 3:18).

(Romans 1:17) “The just shall live by faith.”

(Habakkuk 2:4) “The righteous shall live by his faith.”

(Romans 5:1-2, 18-19) “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God … as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.”

(Ephesians 2:8-10) “By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

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