ordo salutis

The Doctrine of Objective Justification

This is an excerpt from a book I am currently writing on the ordo salutis: Though traditional Reformation theology has emphasized the redemptive nature of Christ’s life and death, the resurrection has often failed to have a function beyond simply proving that what Christ did in his death was accepted by God the Father.[1] For […]

The Place of Union with Christ in the Ordo Salutis

There has been some recent discussion on the “What Would Pless Read?” group on facebook regarding the priority of union with Christ in the ordo salutis in a discussion of my theology of Christification. Dr. Jack Kilcrease has been an adamant critic of the position taken by myself, as well as that of Rev. Dr. […]

Rev. Dr. Kurt Marquart: Clarifications on Objective Justification (1998)

Trawled from the now kaput blog of Rev. Paul McCain. Rev. McCain writes… From time to time, I hear that there are still some Lutherans who are very confused about the doctrine of justification, specifically the aspect of it known as objective justification, the teaching that God was in the world reconciling it to Himself […]