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Overview Again the gospel is under attack and again the Church needs a clear, straightforward explanation of the New Testament's doctrine of justification by faith alone. Steve Fernandezs book is just what we need. Here is a book everyone can read in a short time and in plain language. And its an interesting, enjoyable read. Order this book for all your elders, deacons and teachers. They will thank you!
Publishers Description Again the gospel is under attack and again the Church needs a clear, straight-forward explanation of the New Testament's doctrine of justification by faith alone. Steve Fernandez?'s book is just what we need. Here is a book everyone can read in a short time and in plain language. And it?'s an interesting, enjoyable read. Order this book for all your elders, deacons and teachers. They will thank you Alexander Strauch, Author of Biblical Eldership
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Studio: Kress Christian Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher KRESS CHRISTIAN PUBLICATIONS
ISBN 0977226298 ISBN13 9780977226290
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More About Steve Fernandez
STEVE FERNANDEZ is the Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church and the President of The Cornerstone Seminary, in Vallejo, California.
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A clear and powerful exposition of the doctrine of Justification by Fatih alone plus nothing Apr 20, 2010
Can any good thing come from Vallejo, CA? Yes and it comes from the pen of Steve Fernandez! Fernandez has written a clear exposition of scripture showing that the doctrine of Justification by Faith alone is the pure Gospel of the New Testament.
The author shows that the battle for Justification began as quickly as it was written by the hand of Paul. Then through the ages in the time of Martin Luther, John Owen, and now in the writings of men who advocate a two-part justification.
What shall we do with verses like these:
for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. (Romans 2:13)
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house--whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. (Heb 3:6)
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end, (Heb 3:14)
You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. (Matt 10:22)
Shall we redefine Justification to be two parts where there is an initial justification and a later final justification? Should we state that justification is by faith and not by works, yet imply that our works before we were saved does not count towards our justification but our works after we're saved do?
Clearly not. Steve Fernandez powerfully brings Scriptures to bear on these issues by plainly teaching the passages which are clear and then slowly moving to these passages which are not so clear. He also clarifies terms that are often misunderstood. For example the terms justified and saved. He makes the distinction that to be justified has a narrow meaning compared to saved which has a broader meaning. To be justified expresses a verdict that is final, now in the present without a future aspect. To be saved encompasses other aspects that are not present now such as the redemption of the body in glory and freedom from the presence of sin. To be saved has a future not-yet aspect where as to be justified has a present declaration that is complete and final.
I personally found the fourth chapter extremely helpful. In this chapter the author explains how Paul's comparison (in Romans 5) between Adam and Christ clearly express the finality and completion of justification the moment a person places their faith in Christ. How does he do this? Through the doctrine of imputation. The argument is simple: if all who are in Adam are guilty and condemned because of Adam's sin (not their own individual sins) then all who are in Christ are justified because of Christ's righteousness (not their own personal acts of righteousness).
If you want to better understand the doctrine of Justification by Faith alone then pick up this copy and you will be blessed and once again give glory to Christ because it is His glory that is at stake.