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Justified By Faith Alone

(Rom. 3:23) "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Have you ever asked yourself what this verse means? Well it means that if you are a human being no matter how good or righteous you are, because of your sin, your righteousness and glory can never equal or be good enough to get you into heaven. Why, because you fall short of the standard that God has set up, and that standard is the righteousness and glory of Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, God gave the world the ten commandments not to save, but to explain to us why and how it is that we fall short. (3:20) "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." And that is why God sent Jesus, for man from birth is under the condemnation or judgment of God. We therefore need God's help to cover our sin to stand righteous before God. Therefore, to be justified and free from the condemnation for  sin, God sent Jesus to die in our place, and to pay the price for our redemption, which was the price of His innocent life and blood. God therefore came himself to be our justifier, and Christ His Son the innocent one. (3:26) "To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." Thus, enters Faith. All that is required to be righteous enough to get into heaven, is to by Faith believe and receive God's pardon by trusting not in our works, but rather in the finished work of Christ.


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