Wright v Bruce Part II

Why does Paul use Abraham as part of his logic in Romans 3-4?  Bruce says that Paul is showing how the "righteousness of God apart from law" is attested by the law and prophets -- Abraham's story is Paul's first example.  In Rom 4, says Bruce, "Paul undertakes to show" how the gospel is in… Continue reading Wright v Bruce Part II

So What’s the Good News, Anyway?

   As I have noted before, N.T. Wright posits a future justification based on works.  Let's parse that out. He says that the good news is that those who believe in the gospel are presently "in the right" and have "the status of being God's covenant people, the people already declared to be 'in the… Continue reading So What’s the Good News, Anyway?