We are saved by faith when we trust that Jesus died for our sins. This is the gospel, or so we are taught. But what is faith? And does this accurately summarize the gospel? Because faith is frequently misunderstood and the climax of the gospel misidentified, the gospel’s full power remains untapped. While offering a fresh proposal for what faith means within a biblical theology of salvation, Matthew Bates presses the church toward a new precision: we are saved solely by allegiance to Jesus the king. Instead of faith alone, Christians must speak about salvation by allegiance alone. Includes discussion questions for students, pastors, and church groups. Foreword by Scot McKnight.
OnScript with Matthew W. Bates and Matthew J. Lynch
Do you enjoy conversations about biblical scholarship?–especially about how the ideas of leading authors intersect with their own lives, church, and broader culture? OnScript (www.OnScript.study) is a new podcast hosted by myself and my long-time friend, Matt Lynch, who is Dean of Studies and Professor of the Old Testament at Westminster Theological Centre. Our focus is author interviews regarding recent biblical studies titles.