Does Faith Mean Faithfulness?

Friday, 11 May 2007

When God reckons a person righteous, it is despite what they are-it is not because faith is righteousness.
With all the controversy that has raged about justification in the past generation, it is surprising that for some time the question of what faith is has remained more marginal. However, this issue has recently come into the foreground of both the church's and the academy's attention. The present essay aims to do justice both to Paul and James, and to clarify that faith is not itself righteousness but should be regarded as trust in Christ, which also has specific verbal content. It is also not an entity, however, which can ever be isolated in the Christian ...

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