objective justification, reconciliation, faith, resurrection, st. paul, righteousness, sin, judgment, theology
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
We shall begin the final installment of this article with the judgment that one of the truths about justification that St. Paul holds is that justification is complete before there is such a thing as faith. This fact of Paul's teaching has been known, particularly in the theological literature of "Missouri Lutherans," as objective justification. The term is not a good one, chiefly for the reason that the counterpart to it, subjective justification, if it means anything, should mean a justification that goes on in the believer, a thing which no "Missourian" ever held.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Romans 3:25-27; Romans 5:9-10; Romans 5:17-19; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; 1 Timothy 3:16;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Hamann, Henry P. Jr.
"Justification by Faith in Modern Theology (Continued),"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 29, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol29/iss1/21