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Can A Just God Let Sinners Into Heaven (3 of 20)
Series: The Riches of Romans
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. WHAT IS JUSTIFICATION?
II. WHO DOES IT?
III. WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN?
IV. HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?
V. HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT YOUR OWN?
This morning I invite your attention to the third chapter of the book of Romans. I am going to read several passages from the book of Romans that deals with the subject of justification. I am preaching this morning from this subject, How can a Just God Let Sinners Into Heaven?
If God is good and if God is just, if God is holy, if God is righteousness, if God is pure, then why can people who have sinned and come short of the glory of God know that they have a home in heaven and how can they dwell with God for all eternity?
This is the very subject that Paul deals with in the book of Romans; the subject of justification. How can I be right with God? How can I know that I am right with God? And I hope this morning that before you leave this place you will know for sure without a doubt whether or not you are right with God.
Notice this scripture in Romans 3 beginning with verse 24, "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;
TO DECLARE, I SAY, AT THIS TIME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: THAT HE MIGHT BE JUST, AND THE JUSTIFIER OF HIM WHICH BELIEVETH IN JESUS.
WHERE IS BOASTING THEN? IT IS EXCLUDED. BY WHAT LAW? OF WORKS? NAY: BUT BY THE LAW OF FAITH. THEREFORE WE CONCLUDE THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF THE LAW."
Then notice in Chapter 5 of Romans in the first verse, "THEREFORE BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST:
2BY WHOM ALSO WE HAVE ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND, AND REJOICE IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
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