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The Results of Justification (10 of 47)
We have spent the past few Sundays looking at Romans and with good reason. This book is a basic book of what Christians believe about salvation! It teaches from God's prospective what it takes for someone to accept Christ. In the first 2 and 1/2 chapters we looked at the sinfulness of all people. "There is one not righteous, no not one." Then the rest of Chapter 3 and Chapter four we looked at God's provision and that we can obtain righteousness from God without some kind of provision.
Justification is a past tense thing in the life of the Christian. Justification started with the death of Christ over 2000 years ago on the cross. It also started in the past in another sense. Justification starts in the life of the Christian the day they accept Christ. So, based on what has transpired in those two moments in the past, we find ourselves in a certain situation in the present.
Many people want to turn the Christian walk into a progression, but there must be a point in time in the life of the Christian that they can say that was the day I was justified, or I became right with God.
The provision of justification came in the form of Jesus Christ. So, understanding that Christ is the provision for us to be justified with God and understand that we are Justified when we accept Christ as our Lord and savior, What are the results of being justified?
I. Peace with God
This is not a subjective peace that comes within our own hearts, that makes us feel good about who we are and what we do. It is more a fact that God is at peace with us. Remember what we have studied up to this point about our sinfulness and that God is wrathful toward sin. This peace is an objective peace and it is a peace in two different and very distinct ways.
1) Peace from wrath - we looked at the wrath of God against sinful man. When we accept Christ as Lord and savior we are no longer under ...
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