Faith Alone, Repackaged Edition

The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification

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What can we add to God's mercy to be saved? The Reformers broke with the Roman Church when they answered that Christians are justified by faith alone. But evangelicals no longer seem certain about that keystone of faith.

In Faith Alone, a Gold Medallion finalist and Evangelical Book Club main selection, R. C. Sproul discerns a softening of the doctrine of justification and explains why Christians must return to the biblical, Reformation view. He provides biblical evidence and theological reasons why Protestantism and Roman Catholicism divided in the first place, and why that division remains an uncrossed chasm.

Now in paperback, Faith Alone offers a clear explanation of classic Protestant teaching on salvation, helping readers understand why this teaching is so important.


Endorsements

"R. C. Sproul has done a masterful job of reminding us of the true nature of the gospel. Faith Alone is one of the most important books to be published in this decade."
--Jerry Bridges, The Navigators Community Ministry Group

"The evangelical church is in a perilous condition, even to the point of abandoning the gospel which brought it into being. In this timely and relevant book, R. C. Sproul recalls us to the true apostolic gospel, justification by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone."
--James M. Boice, pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

"In a day of rampant theological confusion and compromise, R. C. Sproul provides a voice of conviction deeply rooted in biblical truth and the faithful heritage of the gospel. He makes clear what is at stake in current patterns of evangelical compromise-the gospel itself."
--R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The doctrine of justification is at the heart of everything. When there's an assault on the doctrine of salvation, we would expect Sproul to stand up on the front lines. As a stalwart, he has done just that in Faith Alone. With characteristic clarity he marshals historical and biblical defense against those who would undermind the foundation of orthodoxy and tolerate another gospel."
--John Macarthur, president, The Master's College and Seminary

"Dr. Sproul writes with clarity and regularly shows the implications of his propositions. . . .his primary purpose was to give his readers a solid understanding of justification by faith alone and what is at stake in defending this great doctrine. This he has done, and those committed to the infallible Scriptures need to understand and appreciate it."
--Calvin R. Malcor

"Faith alone reflects great courage and compassion as the author . . .defends the faith once delivered to the saints. . . . This reviewer has some serious differences with Sproul more on the sola fide and sola gratia of the justification of condemned helpless and hopeless sinners."
--Robert P. Lightner

"An exhaustive analysis of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. . . . There are plenty of people. . . who in their concern for "togetherness" are in danger of marginalising the gospel. It is to such people that Sproul speaks. The book is not a light read, but it is interesting and the author has taken care to provide plenty of helps in hard places. . . .it is certainly a book that many of us need to read today. Highly commended."--Mike Adams


The Author

  1. R. C. Sproul

    R. C. Sproul

    R. C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and copastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Florida. He can be heard around the world on the radio program Renewing Your Mind. He is also chancellor of...

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Reviews

"An excellent treatment of the issues that confront evangelicals in the 1990s."
--Reformation and Revival

"Dr. Sproul writes with clarity and regularly shows the implications of his propositions. . . . His primary purpose was to give his readers a solid understanding of justification by faith along and what is at stake in defending this great doctrine. This he has done, and those committed to the infallible Scriptures need to understand and appreciate it."--New Horizons

"Faith Alone reflects great courage and compassion as the author . . . defends the faith once delivered to the saints. . . . This reviewer has some serious differences with Sproul's Calvinism. . . . But one could not agree with Sproul more on the sola fide and sola gratia of the justification of condemned helpless and hopeless sinners."--Bibliotheca Sacra

"An exhaustive analysis of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. . . . There are plenty of people . . . who in their concern for 'togetherness' are in danger of marginalising the gospel. It is to such people that Sproul speaks. The book is not a light read, but it is interesting and the author has taken care to provide plenty of helps in hard places. . . . It is certainly a book that many of us need to read today. Highly recommended."--European Christian Bookstore Journal


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