May 12, 2009
The doctrine of justification has been attacked for ages—and the assaults continue today. If we deny the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to believers, however, we diminish one of His greatest achievements. Further errors, such as reversing Reformation teaching and confusing faith itself with its fruits, also distract from God’s glory and denigrate Christ’s work. Speaking on this important subject, John Piper describes the righteousness believers need and exhorts us to hold fast to this essential teaching.
6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,2 being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
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