At the heart of historic, confessional Reformed teaching and preaching is the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone. An essential part of justification sola fide is the truth of imputation. R. C. Sproul’s words on this doctrine are outstanding and edifying.
“If any word was at the center of the firestorm of the Reformation controversy and remains central to the debate even in our day, it is imputation. …We cannot really understand what the Reformation was about without understanding the central importance of this concept.”
“…If any statement summarizes and capture the essence of the Reformation view, it is Luther’s famous Latin formula ‘simul justus et peccator.’ ‘Simil’ is the word from which we get the English ‘simultaneous;’ it means ‘at the same time.’ ‘Justus’ is the Latin word for ‘just’ or ‘righteous.’ ‘Et’ simply means ‘and.’ ‘Peccator’ means ‘sinner.’ So, with this formula, – ‘at the same time…
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