Why You Need God To Justify You

God Has A Plan To Justify The Ungodly

Abraham believed the promise God gave him concerning Isaac because Abraham trusted in the Lord to be faithful concerning His word. And so it was Abraham’s faith in the trustworthiness of God that lead him to believe. And by that faith, God was pleased to credit Abraham with righteousness.

Romans 4:3-5

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

justifyThis is the same process for anyone who is saved by the grace of God at any point in history. When a person receives a promise from God, and that person places faith (belief ) in God to fulfill that promise. They expect what has been promised will come to pass, and they put aside all doubt. The future promise of God is as certain as is the history of yesterday because we know the One Who promised is faithful to keep His word. As the writer of Hebrews says: Continue reading

When does a Christian need to show forgiveness?

Showing Forgiveness

forgivenessQ. If someone does wrong to us but remains unrepentant and won’t admit their sin, how do we show them forgiveness without encouraging them to continue sinning in the same way against us?

A. The Biblical expectation for is for us to act in a manner of a loving heart. Be willing to be quick to turn to God’s word, slow to anger and by the mercy our Lord showed for us we should do so in our forgiveness toward others. We should forgive those who repent and ask to be forgiven:

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Repenting Our Sins after being Saved

The Bible teaches that a person need not ask for saving forgiveness more than once. In other words, once we have appealed to God for mercy, trusting upon His Son to save us from the penalty of sin, then we are saved and will never bear the punishment for our sins. As Paul summarizes in Rom. 10:9: “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved…” Nothing more is required.

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