Study of Great Bible Truths – Vol. 2 Lesson 13

Lesson 13: Justification by Faith (1)

 This is the key to the Christian Faith, so make sure you have a good understanding of Justification by Faith. Please read all the scriptures associated with justification by faith as noted below.


1. Justification is a judicial act of God in which He declares that He regards those of us who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as righteous on the grounds of the work and merits of Jesus Christ.


2. God imputes and ascribes Christ’s righteousness to us, and we rest on that by faith. God declares me righteous, and I am righteous because God says so. He has put to my account the righteousness of my Lord Jesus Christ.
3. I am NOT MADE RIGHTEOUS, I AM DECLARED RIGHTEOUS by God. Justification is a legal act. Justification does not do anything to us, it says something about us.
4. It is God as the Judge (who is responsible for His own law) saying to us that in regards to His law, He is satisfied with us because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

Acts 13:39– And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which we could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Romans 3:20-28, Romans 4:5-7, Romans 5:1,9, Romans 8:30-39, 1 Corinthians 6:11,

Galatians 2:16– Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh will be justified.

Galatians 3:11 –But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”

Romans 8:1– There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 10:4– For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
5. What is the relationship between Faith and Justification?  Justification by faith means faith is the instrument (and nothing but the instrument) by which we are enabled to receive the righteousness God gives to us. Christ, not our faith, is our righteousness. It is not our believing in Him that saves us, it is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself that saves us.

6.  We have nothing to do with our justification. It is entirely an act of God wherein He puts to our account the righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ.



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