Justification and Jesus Christ’s work (2)

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On account of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the demands of the law of God are met, and believers are granted the status of being righteous in the sight of God.

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Justification is grounded in the death of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ’s death shields believers from God’s wrath

Romans 5:9 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
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Jesus Christ’s death fulfils the demands of the law of God

Romans 8:3–4 ESV
For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
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Justification is grounded in the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Romans 4:25 ESV
who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
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Justification means believers are reckoned as righteous through the death of Jesus Christ

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See also ; The term “imputation” is used to refer to the process by which God treats believers as being righteous in his sight on account of Jesus Christ’s death.

Justification is received by faith

Romans 1:17 ESV
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
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The example of Abraham

Genesis 15:6 ESV
And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
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The example of David


Apostolic teaching on the need of faith for justification

Acts 13:39 ESV
and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
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Justification is a gift of God’s grace

Romans 3:24 ESV
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
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Not by works or the law

Galatians 3:11 ESV
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
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