…justification by faith [is] the first and keenest subject of controversy…Wherever the knowledge of it is taken away, the glory of Christ is extinguished.
How comes it that we are “carried about with so many strange doctrines” (Hebrews 13:9)? Because the excellence of Christ is not perceived by us.
So of first importance is the gospel (1 Cor. 15:3) and the glory of Christ. That’s a message for today, too!