JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE AND THE NATURE OF SAVING FAITH.
“No man is made partaker of the life of Justification, before Faith; or that untill souls exercise faith, they are without this life of Justification. Some talk of a Justification from Eternity; & thus confound Justification with Gods love of Election; or with Gods decree & purpose to justifie. Some speak of Justification of all, in the death of Christ; but neither is this to be admitted, if we speak of actual Justification”—John Brown, of Wamphray, The Life of Justification Opened (1695).
Works on Justification and Saving Faith:
1829-Archibald Mason.-A excellent presentation of the doctrine and practice of saving faith. Mason presents a classic Protestant exposition with several notes that remind the reader he was a Covenanter.
1522-Martin Luther.-Two sermons which discuss the relation of faith to temporal and spiritual blessings.
1741-Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747).-Dickinson, the first president of Princeton College, gives an accurate and succinct exposition of the doctrine of justification.
1692-Walter Marshall (1628-80).-A sermon on the topic of justification by a Puritan best known for his seminal treatment of the doctrine of sanctification.
1860-David Steele.-An article from the Reformed Presbyterian magazine discussing the kinds of faith and their various purposes and uses.