R.C. Sproul – Does Justification Matter To You?

20 Jul

As sinners with recalcitrant hearts, human beings have no fear of the justice of God, in part because they are ignorant of his Law and additionally because, when they are aware of it, they hold it in contempt. We have all become, as Jeremiah said of Israel, like a harlot who has lost the capacity to blush (Jer. 6:15; 8:12). We assume that our works are good enough to pass the scrutiny of God at the final tribunal. And we do this despite the apostolic warning that by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified (Rom. 3:20).

People who consider themselves just enough in their own goodness do not tremble before the Law and feel no need for the gospel. For such, the matter of justification is not of great importance. It is merely a “doctrine,” and to the contemporary church few things are deemed less important than doctrine.

~R.C. Sproul~


Justified by Faith Alone (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 2010) p. 11

Books by R.C. Sproul

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