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The Justice of God

Much is being said these days about “bringing them to justice,” meaning to capture, try and punish those who have committed acts of terrorism or unlawful deeds. Such criminals will be tried according to the laws of man. There is an even greater justice by which everyone in the world... Read more →

Facts of Justification

Unto all (Romans 3:22). For the ungodly (Romans 4:5). Not by myself (Job 9:20). Not by works of the law (Galatians 2:16). For all that believe (Acts 13:38,39). For repentant sinners (Luke 18:13,14). Freely, without merit (Romans 3:24). Fully, from all things (Acts 13:39). Immediate upon believing (Genesis 15:6; Luke... Read more →

Blessings of Justification

From Romans 5 Peace With God (v 1). Access to God (v 2). Glorious Hope (v 2). Character through tribulation (vv 3,4). God’s love in our hearts (vv 5-8). Salvation from future wrath (vv 9,10). Reconciliation with God (v 11). Read more →

The Christian Journey

The Christian path is entered by the gateway of justification; its course is sanctification; its destination is glorification. While these are inseparable, they are also distinct. Justification is a gift, a once-for-all act of God done for us by which the sinner’s life in the old path is brought to... Read more →

Martin Luther’s Text

“The just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). According to a letter written by Martin Luther’s youngest son, Dr. Paul Luther, and preserved in the Library of Rudolstadt, Martin Luther (1483-1546) related to his family the story of his conversion. He acknowledged with great... Read more →

A Twofold Illustration

I shall never forget the day when I first perceived the meaning of that word “justified.” Some time after I had confessed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour I was walking along thinking of the words, “justified by His grace” when like a flash it came to me—I was... Read more →

Justifieth the Ungodly

While God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was on the earth He often instructed the people by means of parables. The following account is found in Luke 18:9-14: “And He [Jesus] spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went... Read more →

God’s Justification

“Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth … to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins … that He might be just, and the Justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:24-26). These Scriptures show that justification is the divine plan of mercy and love whereby God, through... Read more →

All That Believe

“All that believe are justified from all things” (Acts 13:39). This is the good news sent down from heaven to all men. It does not say all who “do their best” or “feel good about their lives.” God’s Word simply says, “all that believe.” It is on the principle of... Read more →

A Marvelous Position

Justification is the gracious act of God in taking up a sinful, guilty person, rightly subject to divine judgment, clearing him from every charge because of the sacrifice of Christ, and placing him righteously before His throne. This constitutes a standing magnificent beyond all thought. There, in the full blaze... Read more →

Question & Answer

QUESTION: What is the difference between forgiveness of sins and being justified? Both of these terms are mentioned in Acts 13:38,39, “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by Him all that believe are justified... Read more →

Aspects of Justification

By God, the Agent (Romans 8:33)—He is the Justifier of those who believe on Jesus. By Grace, the source (Romans 3:24)—Man does not deserve to be justified, yet God gives it to him freely, as a gift, wholly apart from any merit in himself. By Faith, the principle (Romans 5:1)—The... Read more →

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