God's standard of judgment, how many can be justified?
"And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no
man living be justified." Ps. 143:2.
How may one
"By his knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for he
shall bear their iniquities." Isa. 53:11.
By whom and by
what are men justified?
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, being
justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ
Jesus." Rom. 3:23, 24.
Why cannot men
be justified by the deeds of the law?
"For by the law is the knowledge of sin." Rom. 3:20.
unrighteous be saved?
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of
God?" 1 Cor. 6:9.
righteousness is remission of sins obtained?
"Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ
Jesus, whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His
blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through
the forbearance of God." Rom. 3:24, 25.
For what was
Christ made sin?
"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Cor. 5:21.
Then what may we
call the Saviour?
"And this is His name whereby He shall be called, The Lord Our
Righteousness." Jer. 23:6.
condition may we obtain this righteousness and justification?
"To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be
just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." Rom.3:26.
Who may obtain
this imputed righteousness?
"Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ
unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no
difference." Rom. 3:22.
Sin is the
transgression of God's law (1 John 3:4), and by this law is the knowledge of
sin. (Rom. 3:20). Can one, while persisting in sin, expect justification?
"But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are
found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid."
In order to have
one's sins forgiven, and his unrighteousness cleansed away, what is necessary?
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9.
Can one be
purified without obedience?
"And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by
faith." Acts 15:9. "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying
the truth,... see that ye love one another with a pure heart
fervently." 1 Pet. 1:22.
Does the fact
that we are justified, or made righteous, by faith, release us from obligation
to keep God's law?
"Do we then make void the law through faith? God for- bid: yea, we
establish the law." Rom. 3:31.
What is faith?
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen." Heb. 11:1.
When one does
this, and is in perfect accord with all of God's commandments, what may he then
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 5:1.
In what way may
we hold our justification and fellowship with God?
"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us
from all sin." 1 John 1:7.
How great will
be the peace of mind enjoyed by those who have this experience?
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:7.
What will be a
prominent characteristic of those who wait for the return of their Lord from
"For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not
tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My
soul shall have no pleasure in him." Heb. 10:37, 38.
accompany the faith of Jesus?
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev 14:12.