Great Sermon! This message was true in the time of the Reformation & continues to be true today since the Word of God does not change and is very clear in this issue. The Roman Catholic church has not changed but Protestantism has changed since a great majority no longer believes in the historicist view of the prophetic revelation of Daniel chap. 2,7, 8-9 & 10-12 as our forefathers did. Until the middle nineteen century all Protestant interpreters espoused the historicist view. The Protestant martyrs who gave their lives since the dark ages because of Papacy persecution would turn in their graves if they were to see that the majority of the Protestants no longer protest but are joining the "mother of harlots" described in Revelation 17. They have not become Catholics but have extended their hand in brotherhood with Catholicism in heart and mind by setting aside major Scriptural truths for which many of the saints died for. There are many sincere Catholics whom have not seen the truth yet, and God will yet open their eyes to it. God is now calling all of us out of Babylon, which is any religious system that is in contradiction to God's Word and also any individual whose heart has not yet bow down to the truths clearly revealed in the Scripture & are following doctrines of man instead of God.
Justification is by Faith alone. The Bible or the Holy Word of God itself proves this point or doctrine. If we could be justified by our own works or good deeds even a little bit, why would we need the Inspired Holy Word of God to teach us about ourselves and about God. Then any kind of moral or unmoral book can be our guide for our life. But when we believe the power of the Gospel, God the Father looking past the worst sinner that ever lived and looking to Christ's atoning blood, Jesus Christ the Son, washes the unclean sin in His Blood and makes it white as wool, God the Holy Spirit apply's it to our hearts so we desire after what God loves and hate what God hates. This is more powerfull then the two edged sword. Let us then look to God for salvation and look nowhere in man or in anything else. For in Christ we have everything, we need nothing more.