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Justification

Postby Itiswrittenkjv1611 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:11 am

Justification defined in the Bible

The act of being declared righteous or innocent

Deu 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

Exo 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Isa 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Luk 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Four senses of Justification

Judicially (by God)

Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

Meritoriously (by Christ)

Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Mediately (by Faith)

Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Evidentially (by Works)

Jas 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

Jas 2:18-24 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

Justification is not by the works of the law

Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Justification is a free gift by the grace of God

Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Justification is grounded in the Atonement of Christ

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Justification is by faith alone

Act 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Galatians 1:9 – As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Romans 3:20-22 – Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.

Rom 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Romans 4:5 – But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 5:1 – Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:6-10 – For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Read all of Romans chapters 3, 4 and 5 and the book of Galatians for a solid biblical teaching on justification by faith.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The extent of justification

Act 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Rom 8:33,34 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

The results of justification

Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Rom 8:33,34 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.


Saved from penalty of sin

1 Thessalonians 1: 10; Ephesians 1:7;
Colossians 2: 13, 14;
2 Corinthians 1: 9, 10; Matthew 1:21

past happens once

Romans 5: 1; Hebrews 12: 23;
Romans 4: 1-13; 8: 32-34;
Philippians 3:9

imputed legally credited

from outside
Romans 4: 6-8, 11, 22-24

God's work for us

Romans 5: 8; 1 Peter 2: 24

There is no justification by the works of the law,

Romans 3:20; Galatians2:16.

Justification is a free gift of God's grace,

Romans 3:24

Justification is by faith in Christ,

Galatians 3:24; Romans 3:26; 4:5; Acts 13:39.

Justification is grounded in the Atonement of Christ,

II Corinthians 5:31; Romans 5:9.

The extent of justification,

Acts 13:39; Romans 8:1, 33-34.

The results of justification:

Peace with God, Romans 5:1

Freedom from any charge,

Romans 8:33-34


Saved from wrath, Romans 5:9

No judgment for sin, only works, whom God justifies He will glorify,

Romans 8:30

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