Saved by Allegiance

In the 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, it is as good a time as any to reconsider the meaning of faith. Dr Matthew Bates, New Testament scholar and co-host of OnScript, one of my favourite podcasts, contends that the Protestant understanding of faith vis á vis the contemporary English language meaning of faith, must be seriously re-thought in light of what the New Testament actually teaches. He argues persuasively in his provocatively titled latest book Salvation by Allegiance Alone that the word “allegiance” represents much better what the Bible means by “faith.” In the interview below he discusses this and more.

For a thorough review of his book that touches on all the main points of his arguments you can go here.

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