Who is Responsible for a Believer’s Salvation?


by Mike Ratliff

30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV)

There are so many who want to attack the teachings I post with their extra-biblical arguments, which are mostly based in tradition. There are many topics where the numbers of those doing this drop drastically, but when it comes to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and how it relates to what is hot in the visible church “right now” like “missional” stuff my spam bucket seems to fill up fast.  Continue reading

What Does Justification Have to do With the Gospel?


28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. (Romans 3:28 ESV)

The assault on the Gospel referred to as the New Perspective on Paul is lead by Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright who is quoted as saying, “I must stress again that the doctrine of justification by faith is not what Paul means by ‘the gospel’. It is implied by the gospel; when the gospel is proclaimed, people come to faith and so are regarded by God as members of his people. But ‘the gospel’ is not an account of how people get saved.” —N.T. Wright, What Saint Paul Really Said, pp. 132–33  Continue reading