Sometimes when we hear the word justification we find it accompanied by other “ation” words: sanctification, glorification, propitiation, regeneration and imputation. These words are from time to time used interchangeably. This can be confusing and needs to be clarified before continuing. Imputation is where credit has been given. It can also mean to lay responsibility on someone. With God, imputation is where He accounts righteousness to the believer. Sanctification is separate from justification. Justification is about one’s position with God; sanctification is about one’s spiritual condition. Propitiation is defined in “Reformation tradition as the satisfaction of divine wrath upon sin”. Regeneration is the creation of a new heart and new spirit. This change of heart and spirit is what allows us to live righteous lives. Glorification comes once we receive our heavenly reward. It is the completion of our salvation.
• Be able to define “justification,” “sanctification,” and “glorification.” Justification – saved from the penlty of sin; the moment an individual is saved formt he pently of sin, we literally move from darkness to light, change course from hell to heaven and gain peace with God – pg. 26 Sanctification – Saved from the power of sin; 3. Glorification – saved from the presence of sin.
The Doctrine of Justification has been a vital teaching throughout the history of Christianity and it is the fulcrum upon which the Church balances; even minor tweaking could result in drastic changes to our core beliefs. This Doctrine can be summarized to say that Justification is God’s declaration, that only through faith in his son’s suffering are we saved and are righteous in God’s sight. This teaching is as old as our religion and we can see this through its expression from both old and new testaments writers. Justification is at the heart of our faith, so it is important to be able to understand and analyze this fundamental Doctrine.
We are currently revising the scripture of Romans. I was assigned Romans 15: 1- 13. The whole assignment was meant for us to get a deeper understanding of this passage. Our teacher, Mr.Handle gave us 5 sources to look into to get as much information needed. The first assignment was to create an outline that would guide us through the essay. The next assignment was to copy and paste a word for word copy of our passage and a thought for thought copy and read over it and notice the difference in scripture. After we put the word for word passage into Google Drawings and picked it apart, trying to obtain as much information as we could. Right there he gave us at least 4 sources. Our last
Romans 3:21 states that Jesus came to provide righteousness away from the Law, that way is Jesus Christ. Verse 22 states that is faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. Verse 24 states that we are all justified freely by God’s grace and that God send Jesus as an atoning sacrifice for the world. The role that Jesus had on earth was to be a sacrifice for the sins for the world, to be the pure lamb, for those who have faith in the teachings and saying of Jesus Christ, the redeemer for the sins of the world that all have done. One of the most overlooked verses in Romans is chapter 5 verse 3; this is one of the only places in any holy scripture where one would find us being told to rejoice in our sufferings because it builds perseverance. Romans 5:18 states that just as sin enter the world through one man, so also the result of all righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. God did not want his creation to die, but we made the choice to do so, this God sent Jesus to be the atonement for that sin. Romans chapter 11 starts off telling Christians that we are to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God, it is a way of worship, Paul is telling the readers of his letter, that their bodies are Gods creation, not something that we should be killing when you do drugs, or the other stupid things that people have done to their bodies. Paul also tells us
According to Christian worldview, one gain eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ (John 14:6). He who believes in Him will not perish, but receive an everlasting life. The sin that we owe cannot be paid by us because we are imperfect. We can do all the good deeds, good moral, pray everyday, go to church every Sunday, none of those will pay our sins that was created in the past. God loves us so much that He sent his only son to live among us that was crucified, died, and was buried for the salvation of our sins. Jesus Christ is our savior. Through Him our past, present, and future sins are
Romans 1-4 is the first section of Paul’s letter. This section has two major structural units. The first unit defined the human problem of sin. The second unit of the first section defined the solution to the human problem of sin. Paul’s outline of this solution is the first section’s single most compelling issue. Romans 3:22-24, “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” The solution to our human problem, righteousness credited to us as a result of faith in Christ’s sacrifice, is available to all of us only because of God’s compassionate grace.
The next important topic I want to talk about is condemnation. Now what is condemnation? Webster’s definition of condemnation is this: an act of judicially condemning. Condemnation to me means not only condemning someone, but also condemning ourselves, because of sins we have committed. Romans 8:1 says this “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” What is this saying? Through Jesus we do not have to feel guilty for the wrong we have done. Jesus has already paid for our sins through his sacrifice. Justification is a term that goes with both condemnation and grace. Justification is defined in the Praxis the assigned book for Theo 104. “Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein He pardoned all our sins, and accepted us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness
* Justification- God’s act of declaring and accepting a person as righteous in His sight. God pardons sinners who accept Christ and treats them as not guilty – just as if they had never sinned.
We are justified in Him through our faith in Him and do not have to prove ourselves through the law; all the law does is prove our sinfulness (Romans 3:27-28). We are loved by Christ if He would die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:6-8). We are promised eternity with Him through our faith in Him (Romans 6:5-7, Romans 6:22-23). We are called to live apart from sin as Christ followers (Romans 6:11-14), living as an instrument for God. He also speaks of us now being vessels of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9). Paul speaks of our identity being renewed and justified and sanctified very often but also speaks of our relationships with humans.
Not only have we been cleansed of our sins and the guilt thereof, we have also "died to sin" and "to the Law" with Christ; Romans 6-7; Galatians 2:19-20; Galatians 6:14-15. We cannot live any longer in sin and we cannot live any longer under the Law, which is the strength of sin; 1 Corinthians 15:56. We are to "Walk in the Spirit" and "according to the Spirit" and it is by the Spirit that we "put to death the deeds of the body"—which (contrary to the dialectic reasoning)obviously includes the feelings and desires in back of the deeds; Romans 8; Galatians 5:16-26; Colossians 1:3-29; Colossians 2; 3:1-17; James
God loves us and has chosen to rescue us from sin and death – this is called salvation. We receive salvation from sin and death when we receive Jesus by faith as our substitute, the One who took our place, as a gift of undeserved grace. Faith is a process of knowing the truth, accepting the truth, and putting our trust and dependence on the truth. God makes it clear from the start that salvation is nothing we can do on our own but rather it is “by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).
In verse 15, Paul writes, "We who are Jews by birth and not 'Gentile sinners" Paul seems to be telling his gentile reader that the Torah has no bearing on their salvation. I feel that he purposely or inadvertently gives the law merit more merit than intended by suggesting that Jews are not sinners because they received the law. He draws a distinction between himself and "the gentile sinners" yet he is telling his audience that the ways, some of which are still a part of his own way of life, are irrelevant. He seems to almost make a separation of culture and religion. He seems to be saying that the rectitude of the Jews dates from birth, because the Jewish religion is a part of their culture. Peter claims to