Orthodox Presbyterian Church on justification

If you are really interested in federal or covenant theology or need to read everything on the doctrine of justification or are simply a glutton for punishment, then you are in luck! The Orthodox Presbyterian Church—a product of the fundamentalism/modernism split in the Presbyterian Church in the 1920s—has made its lengthy report on the doctrine of justification available online in .pdf format.

Here is the outline of the OPC document:
    PREFACE
    I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
      A. The Nature of Justification
      B. Perfect Obedience to the Law
      C. The Inability of Sinners to be Justified by Works
      D. The Perfect Obedience of Christ
      E. The Imputation of Christ’s Obedience to Believers
      F. By Faith Alone
      G. Justification and Sanctification
    II. JUSTIFICATION IN THE ECUMENICAL CONTEXT
      A. The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ)
      B. The Gift of Salvation (GS)
    III. THE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON PAUL
      A. Introduction
      B. Development of the NPP
      C. Major Elements of Consideration
      D. Critique of the NPP on Matters of Definition
      E. Critique of the NPP and Its Doctrine of Justification
      F. Conclusion
      G. Suggested Reading
    IV. FEDERAL VISION
      A. Introduction
      B. The Rise of the FV
      C. The Background to the FV
      D. General Positive and Negative Contributions of the FV
      E. Prolegomena and Doctrine of Scripture
      F. Theology Proper
      G. Anthropology
      H. Christology and the Accomplishment of Redemption
      I. The Holy Spirit and the Application of Redemption
      J. Ecclesiology
      K. Eschatology
      L. Concluding Remarks
      M. Suggested Reading
    V. SUMMARIES
      A. General Summary
      B. NPP Summary
      C. FV Summary
    VI. RECOMMENDATIONS

Comments

Halden said…
Glehh! There is no way I'm reading that whole thing. The stuff on N.T. Wright and the "Federal Vision" was enough to make me just want to go to bed. It's just sad really. To be honest I think the "Federal Vision", despite its unfortunate apellation is the best theological and ecumenical movment to come out of the Reformed tradition in the U.S. in many years. This whole circling of the wagons thing that's happening in the various denominations (althogh the OPC has always presupposed such an orientation) is just tragic.
WTM said…
Thanks for posting this, Dave! I've been wondering where I might get a handl-hold on this Federal Vision stuff.
Brit said…
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