The Just Will Live By Faith

November 04, 2018

Passage: Habakkuk 2:4 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: Resolved Praise

Length: 1 hr 1 mins 55 secs Plays: 1008

Speaker: Lukus Counterman - One of the five rallying cries of the Protestant Reformation was the statement that we are saved by faith alone – sola fide! These words declared that salvation does not come from looking at our own works of righteousness, but from looking outside ourselves to another, to the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Bible is very clear that our own works do not merit salvation or eternal life (Titus 3:5; Eph. 2:9; Rom. 3:10). This means that no matter how good we are, we can never measure up to God’s standard (Rom. 3:23; Matt. 19:17; Isaiah 64:6). Our salvation depends solely and wholly upon Jesus as our substitute (2Cor. 5:21), and Savior from sin (John 1:29). Faith is the instrument or vessel that joins us to Christ and unites us to his righteousness. This treasured text in (Habakkuk 2:4) is a foundational stone for the biblical doctrine of justification by faith. Some say that the famous phrase is the key to the whole book, and perhaps the central theme of Scripture at large. God tells the prophet that “The righteous shall live by his faith.”

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