Where were you in 1987? That was the last time the  Standard Bearer devoted an entire issue—the special  Reformation issue—to the doctrine of justification by  faith alone. It is high time we do it again, especially  since the PRCA has endured a schism in which the  doctrine was and is contended.  Having recently commemorated God’s grace in the  sixteenth-century Reformation, our writers take up  many of the important aspects of this doctrine regarded  by the Reformers as the heart of the gospel and the  main hinge on which religion turns, a phrase that you  will find repeated in this issue. We thank our writers  for their fine contributions and pray that you may not  only embrace the Reformation doctrine but also enjoy  the sweet peace that belongs to everyone who believes it.

 Prof. Brian Huizinga