In this volume, Brian Vickers argues that justification is God’s declaration that sinners are made right with him through faith in Christ—whose life, death, and resurrection provide forgiveness and the righteousness God desires for his people. Vickers traces how the doctrine unfolds in Scripture, showing that in Christ, God provides everything needed for sinners to be made right with him. Upholding the practical impact of this doctrine, he argues that a biblical understanding of justification will combat legalism, lawlessness, pride, and despair.
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With breathtaking scope Vickers traces Christ’s imputed righteousness from the pages of Genesis all the way to Paul and James.
—A. Andrew Das, Donald W. and Betty J. Buik Chair and Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Vickers’ new work is to be warmly welcomed. Here we find a clear and accessible and—most importantly—biblical restatement of what the Scriptures teach about justification.
—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
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Brian Vickers (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.