Justification By The Word


God’s Word creates what he commands

In Justification by the Word, Jack D. Kilcrease reintroduces Martin Luther’s key doctrine. Though a linchpin of the Reformation, Luther’s view of justification is often misunderstood. For Luther, justification is an expression of God’s creative Word. To understand Luther on justification, one must grasp his doctrine of the Word. The same God who declared let there be light–and it was so–also declares your sins are forgiven. Justification is an objective reality. It is achieved in Christ’s resurrection and received through an encounter with the risen Christ in Word and sacrament. Justification turns us outward, away from our own unsteady feelings and limited understanding, to look to Christ. And the church must preach justification, lest we so easily forfeit the joy of the gospel.

Justification by the Word inspires readers to reencounter the radical doctrine of justification by faith alone.


SKU (ISBN): 9781683596035
ISBN10: 168359603X
Jack Kilcrease
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: August 2022
Publisher: Lexham Press/Kirkdale Press


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Justification By The Word”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *