(Romans 3:24-26) “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.” In the above verse there are a number of words that teach us about the permanence of salvation that is found in Jesus Christ. 1) “Justified Freely” When someone trusts in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, according to the above verse they are “justified,” meaning that they have been declared innocent of the crime of sin. Not that they never will or have sinned but that now they are considered “just,” or not found guilty. You see in Salvation, Jesus takes the sin of man upon himself and then declares the sinner free from the condemnation of sin, and by the word “freely,” God wants us to understand that man can do nothing himself to achieve this, accept to trust in what Jesus has already done on the cross. 2) “Propitiation” – This word means that Jesus “completely covered” our sin with his blood on Calvary. It also means that God was “satisfied” with his offering, so that man can be declared righteous, and just by simply trusting in Jesus by faith.
3) “Redemption” – Teaches us that all who are condemned to Hell by Adam’s sin can now be “bought back” when they trust in Christ Jesus. Redemption therefore can only be achieved through faith in what He did. Grace is free to all men who call upon his Holy Name !