THE BIBLE, DOCTRINE, AND YOU!
Doctrine One The Verbal,Plenary,Inspiration Of The Bible
Doctrine Two The Holy Trinity
Doctrine Three Works Justification By Faith Alone
Two Kinds Of Faith Intellectual Jam 2:19 You believe that there is one God, you do well; even the demons believe and tremble. Heart Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness…
What Does Justification Mean? Justification is a positive declaration of God of the sinner that he/she is made righteous, because he/she is “IN Christ”.
The Means Of Justification Rom 5:8 But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Justification Actualized Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, Rom 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; Rom 3:25 whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood
Rom 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; Rom 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the works of the Law.
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 5:18 Therefore as by one offense sentence came on all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came to all men to justification of life.
Gal 3:2 This only I would learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing of faith? Gal 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, do you now perfect yourself in the flesh?
Why Must We Be Justified? Because God Is Perfect – One sin is fatal Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,
Why Must We Be Justified? Because God Is Just – He Must punish sin Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
Justification By Faith And Works A Square Peg In A Round Hole
Jam 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Jam 2:22 Do you see how faith worked with his works, and from the works faith was made complete? Jam 2:23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness, and he was called the friend of God." Jam 2:24 You see then how a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
Gen 15:5 And He brought him outside and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, So shall your seed be. Gen 15:6 And he believed in Yahweh. And He counted it to him for righteousness.
Quoted Three Times In The New Testament Rom. 4:3 Context – saved by faith alone (read 4:24,25) Gal. 3:6 Context – saved by faith alone (read 3:1-5) Jam. 2:23 – Context – what accompanies true faith
Important Point Abraham was declared righteous by God the moment he believed. Gen. 15:6 Isaac was offered up as a sacrifice approximately 32 years later.
Show Me Faith Versus Saving Faith Jam 2:18 But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith from my works. Context – 2:14-17 – “If a man say” James refers to one who sees a brother destitute and has the means to help but does nothing to help the brother.
Dead Faith FAITH Jam 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Working Faith Gal 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any strength, but faith working through love.
Rom 7:4 …even to Him raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit to God. (see Jn. 15:8) The Fruit of Righteousness James 3:18 The Fruit Of Praise Heb. 13:15 The fruit of Giving - Phil. 4:17 The fruit of labor - Phil. 1:22 The fruit of the Spirit - Gal. 5:22
Conclusion “Works” will always accompany genuine faith, but justification before God is by faith alone in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.