Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Justification, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Justification, Summary: Justification and righteousness are inseparably united in Scripture by the fact that the same word (dikaios, “righteous”; dikaioo, “to justify”) is used for both. The believing sinner is justified because Christ, having borne his sins on the cross, has been “made unto him righteousness” 1 Corinthians 1:30.

Justification originates in grace; Romans 3:24; Titus 3:4,5 is through the redemptive and propitiatory work of Christ, who has vindicated the law ; Romans 3:24-25; 5:9 is by faith, not works; Romans 3:28-30; 4:5; 5:1; Galatians 2:16; 3:8, 24 and may be defined as the judicial act of God whereby He justly declares righteous one who believes on Jesus Christ. It is the Judge Himself Romans 8:31-34 who thus declares. The justified believer has been in court, only to learn that nothing is laid to his charge. Romans 8:1, 33-34.

Further study
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Justification (Romans 3:21 - 4:25), by Allen Ross

[2] The Benefits of Justification (Romans 5:1-11), by Bob Deffinbaugh

[3] Regeneration, Justification and Sanctification, by Lehman Strauss

Sermons on Justification
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Blessings of Our Justification, by Agustin Hernandez

[2] Benefits of Justification, by Tad Wychopen

[3] Justification by Faith, by Wayne Hammel

[4] Justification By Faith, by Malcom Macleod

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Scripture references

Romans 3:28

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

1 Corinthians 1:30

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Romans 3:24-25

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Titus 3:4-5

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Romans 5:9

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

Romans 3:28-30

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 Is hethe God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

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:

Galatians 2:16

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.

Galatians 3:8, 24

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

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

Romans 8:1, 31-34

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

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 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.

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