Basics Series. Justification, part 1.
January 22, 2013
The Doctrine of Soteriology
THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION
4. The problem of relative righteousness is solved at the moment of faith in Christ by Imputation and Justification.
At the moment of faith in Christ, the perfect righteousness of God is credited to our account.
Redemption and Expiation take us out of the red;
Imputation (of perfect righteousness and eternal life) puts us in the black!
Imputation credits to our account the perfect righteousness of God.
Justification is God declaring us to be perfectly righteousness forever, as a legal matter, before the bench of God’s justice.
In November, 1515, Martin Luther, a professor of sacred theology at the University of Wittenberg, began to study the Epistle to the Romans in order to explain it to his students.