The Theme Of Romans 5 : 1-5 Justification By Faith

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The theme of Romans 5:1-5 Justification by Faith. When believers are justified and declared righteous, we have peace with God. Previously, we learned that the sinful nature of humankind provoked the wrath of God. Then Paul explained that the righteousness of God was needed. Additionally, through God’s grace, His righteousness was revealed to those who believed in Jesus Christ. Now Paul explains that through the death of Christ, believers find peace with God. Believers are no longer disobedient and God is no longer angry. Justification means believers are acquitted of guilt and have a right relationship with God. However, being in right relationship with God does not exempt us from suffering. Just as the grace of God is necessary for believers to be declared righteous, suffering is necessary to give us the strength to press on. Nevertheless, we can be sure that God is with us through our sufferings. Our sufferings give us strength and the glory of God helps us endure through the suffering. Justified by Faith Because of Adams fall, death and sin is a part of life. However, because God loved us He sent His son Jesus in our place and Jesus died for our sins. Romans 5 vv. 1-2 says, “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have obtained access” (Rom. 5:2 NRSV). When Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us, God discharged our sins and declared us righteous. According to Douglas Moo, “By
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