Christian unity a step closer as Reformed churches agree with Lutherans, Catholics on justification

Christian unity took another small book significant step closer to reality this week as a group of Protestant churches added its voice to the cause.

The World Communion of Reformed Churches agreed to sign the Joint Declaration on Justification – a document originally agreed by Roman Catholics and Lutherans in 1999.

It’s a significant moment because the dispute over justification – how Christians are made right with God – was one of the main disputes of the Reformation. 500 years since the beginning of that major split in the church, the WCRC has added its voice to the Lutherans and Roman Catholics in declaring that aspect of the argument over.
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