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    The Essence of Reformed Theology

    Posted by John Samson on November 12, 2011 03:41 AM


    That was an interesting comment by John Piper. “Conditional justification… the condition for justification is faith." Does he take that from Romans 5—“being justified by faith”?

    That leads me to a question. Habakkuk wrote, “the just SHALL LIVE by faith”. Men are given life in regeneration and the gift of faith. Men believe and they are justified by faith. What kind of life is given to a justified man and is conditioned by faith? What kind of life was given in regeneration?

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