Sunday Morning Sermon: Assurance of Salvation through Justification | Romans 5:1 | Steve Wainright
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” –Romans 5:1
If you misunderstand the doctrine of justification, you cannot have the joy of someone who has full assurance of their salvation. Justification happens at a particular point in time…it’s a completed action! It is only because of God’s grace that we are justified (declared righteous, declared to be in a right standing with God).
-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Galatians 3:10-14 | Redeemed (Audio)
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us…” — Galatians 3:13
The law shows our inability in the flesh to please God. The law demands perfection and we are all cursed. No one is justified by the law, but by FAITH.
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“For by works of the law no human being will be justified in His sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.” -Romans 3:20
Thomas Watson: God does not justify us because we are worthy, but by justifying us He makes us worthy.
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“Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.” –Romans 5:18
“The voice that spells forgiveness will say: ‘You may go: you have been let off the penalty which your sin deserves.’ But the verdict which means acceptance [justification] will say: ‘You may come; you who are welcome to all my love and my presence.’ “
—Sir Marcus Loane, quoted in John Stott, The Message of Romans (Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1994), 110
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