Justification Is Defined As An Act

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Justification is defined as an act in which God declares all those who accept Him as their personal savior as being righteous and the penalty of sin is removed from their lives by Him. God removes a person who has faith in Him from a state of sin to a state of righteousness. It is stated in the book of Corinthians 5:21 that, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God”. The term is derived from the Greek word dikaiosis which is a legal term that means “to make a person righteous”. The council of Trent, view justification as a change in a person from being a child of Adam to being adopted by grace, to be among the heirs of God through the second Adam who is Jesus Christ (Denzinger, 1524 pg 115). In the New Testament, Paul declares that the law and prophets in the Old Testament are witnesses to how God’s is right in justifying those who are righteous at heart. In saying so, Paul declared that justification is an aspect that is clearly visible in the Old Testament. Although justification is not brought out as a subject in the bible, its mention or aspect in the biblical account serves as evidence of God’s purpose for His people. (Surburg 129)
Two aspects constitute Justification include the human sinful ways and their divine grace found in them. The two are evidenced ever since creation of man in the book of genesis took place. This biblical account of creation states that upon completion of the universe, in the…
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