Rom 3:21-28; Rom 4:5; Rom 4:23-25; Gal 2:16; Rom 4:1-5.
BAS-39-130219 - length: 61:06 - taught on Feb, 19 2013
The blood of Christ - His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross - provided redemption, expiation, propitiation, and reconciliation for every man.
THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION
Justification by faith is the heart of what separates Christianity from religion.
[what they are….and what they are not!]
To justify means to declare righteous.
Justification is the legal act of God whereby He declares the believer righteous because He has imputed to the believer His (God’s) own perfect righteousness.
For the showing forth of His righteousness in the present time - unto the being Himself righteous, and the One declaring righteous the person having faith in Jesus.
Justification is not God placing His Righteousness in us;
Justification is God placing us in His Righteousness!
Justification is a legal declaration.
It does not DO anything to us;
it SAYS something about our acceptance before God.
In the New Testament, the word dikaiosis means
“the act of pronouncing righteous; justification”.
The Greek word for “justified” is the verb
to render (i.e. show or regard as) just or innocent:
It appears 39 times in the New Testament.
Of those, 27 times in Paul’s letters, predominantly in the passive voice, and 15 are found in the book of Romans.
the word dikaioo means
“to declare to be righteous, to pronounce righteous, and therefore acceptable.”
Especially is it so used, in the technical phraseology of Paul, respecting God who judges and declares such men as put faith in Christ to be righteous and acceptable to Him.
Every NT use of δικαιόω has a legal or courtroom flavor:
"justification" being the legal and formal pronouncement by God as Judge of the sinner as righteous, who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ.