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6678 justification, and Jesus Christ’s work

6678 justification, and Jesus Christ’s work

On account of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the demands of the law of God are met, and believers are granted the status of being righteous in the sight of God.

Justification is grounded in the death of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ’s death shields believers from God’s wrath Ro 5:9 See also Ro 3:24; Ro 4:25; Ro 5:18; 1Pe 2:24

Jesus Christ’s death fulfils the demands of the law of God Ro 8:3-4 See also Ro 3:25-26; Gal 3:13; 1Jn 2:2

Justification is grounded in the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Ro 4:25; Ro 10:9-10 See also Ac 2:22-39; Ac 4:10-12; Ac 17:30-31; 1Pe 3:18-21

Justification means believers are reckoned as righteous through the death of Jesus Christ

Ro 5:19; 1Co 1:30; 2Co 5:21 See also 1Co 6:9-11; Php 3:8-9 The term “imputation” is used to refer to the process by which God treats believers as being righteous in his sight on account of Jesus Christ’s death.

Justification is received by faith

Ro 1:17 pp Gal 3:11 See also Hab 2:4; Ro 5:1; Eph 2:8

The example of Abraham Ge 15:6 See also Ro 4:1-5,9-22; Gal 3:6-9,16-18

The example of David Ro 4:6-8; Ps 32:1-2

Apostolic teaching on the need of faith for justification Ac 13:39 See also Ro 3:22,25,27-30; Ro 4:5; Ro 5:1; Ro 9:30-32; Ro 10:10; 1Co 6:11; Gal 2:16; Gal 3:8,14; Eph 2:8

Justification is a gift of God’s grace

Ro 3:24 See also Ro 5:15-17; Ro 8:33; Tit 3:7

Not by works or the law Gal 3:11 See also Ro 3:20; Ro 4:5; Gal 2:16,21; Gal 3:2-5,24; Gal 5:4-6; Eph 2:8-9

See also

1025God, anger of
1055God, grace & mercy
2324Christ as Saviour
5075Abraham
6614atonement
6674imputation
6716reconciliation
6720redemption
7510Gentiles
8020faith

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