A. W. Tozer, in a short essay, considers the idea that the Christian life is an exchanged life; “Christ by his death ln the cross made it possible for the sinner to exchange his sin for Christ righteousness. It is that simple. “Paul is arguing in Galatians 2:16 that Justification-being declared righteous – is by faith alone in Christ alone. The Christian life is no different, as Tozer continues; “Christ died for dead men that they might rise to be living men. “We receive Christ’s righteousness by faith, and the live we not live in the flesh, we live by that same faith.
Title: Justification By Faith Alone In Christ Alone
Passage: Galatians 2:15-16
Speaker: Doctor, Eric White
Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service
Date: May 9th, 2021
Introduction: Through our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatian Churches, we have seen him defend the one true gospel and his apostolic ministry. The passage before us today, 2:15-16, is one of the doctrinal hallmarks of evangelical Christianity. Paul attests that justification before God comes through faith alone in Christ alone.
Luther’s “discovery” of the doctrine of justification is important in part because he was soul in crisis. He knew the guilt of his sins. In studying Scripture, Luther discovered the truth that salvation was not based on his good works. Instead, salvation was a matter of God declaring us righteous through Jesus Christ’s grace. If we would be right in the sight of God, we must trust in Christ alone, who took our curse away at the cross.
far in Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches, we have seen Paul
describe the one true Gospel. He defined what the Gospel is and where
it comes from. He also defends his apostolic ministry through the end
of Galatians 1 as he narrates how the Gospel changes sinners.
Galatians 2:1-10, continuing the narrative of Paul’s ministry,
emphasizes two benefits believers gain in the gospel.