Roman Catholicism and Douglas Wilson’s Federal Vision theology are essentially the same in their perversions of the Gospel.
In part two, we covered Douglas Wilson’s interview with Christian Renewal where he equates saving faith with works. This was not a unique incident.
In vol. 15, issue 5, of his magazine Credenda/Agenda, he states:
Now this fides salvifica does not cause obedience in the way that a billiard ball striking another one causes it to move. It is not mechanical. Rather, it brings about obedience organically, the way life in a body causes that body to breathe. As a body without the spirit is dead so faith without works is dead (Jas. 2:26). This is why saving faith necessarily lives and acts. One of the principal acts performed by such saving faith is the act of trusting in Christ alone for both justification and sanctification.
Douglas Wilson, “A Pauline Take on the New Perspective,” Credenda/Agenda vol. 15, issue 5 (2003): 8.
(For a refutation of Wilson’s interpretation of James 2:26, see “Does James 2 contradict Romans 4?,” by John MacArthur.)