This is the second of at least two episodes from James 5. In James 5:16, the apostle writes that the prayer of a righteous person is effective. This raises the question: is righteousness required for prayer? If so, what kind of righteousness is James talking about? He gives the example of Elijah and how effective his prayers were. How are we to understand that? Jon and Justin discuss all of this–and more in today’s podcast.
Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin talk about positional and personal righteousness. And, the guys go in on pietism and revivalism, in particular, as to how these things have resulted in confusion and have hindered us in approaching God.
Our episode on “Do John Piper and Doug Wilson Obscure Faith Alone?”
Our episode “Self + Righteousness = Rubbish (Are You Struggling With It?)”
Our episode on “Why the Gospel Terrifies Christians”
Our episodes on Lordship Salvation
Jon’s two sermons on Faith and Healing