The Reformation Began with Paul: Justification the Same Yesterday, Today & Forevermore
We speak often of the Reformation recovering the doctrine of justification, which is fine and good, but that recovery was accomplished by the recovery of Scripture itself. This is important: We are not Reformed because the Reformers are our heroes. If we genuinely Reformed it’s because we believe that “Reformed” is an adequate summary of what the Bible teaches about key points of doctrine and a particular worldview. May God give us grace to be the kind of people who build our theology from the Bible up. May God’s word rule over us.
Thabiti Anyabwile is the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Thabiti served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman for seven years. He is a native of Lexington, North Carolina. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. He is the author of Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence, The Decline of African-American Theology, The Life of God in the soul of the Church, Finding Faithful Elders & Deacons, and What is a Healthy Church Member?. He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of three children. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, he enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.