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