Thursday, November 11, 2010

Justified

JUSTIFIED:
-to show or prove to be right or reasonable
-adjusting text in a document to form straight edges on both sides
-to declare or make righteous in the sight of God

What are the implications of God's justification?
1. We have peace with God
-not just the absence of conflict or mere civil behaviour towards one we previously had conflict with
-it is the showing of His love and favor as one repents from sin and coming to faith in Jesus Christ.

2. We have access to God's grace
-'Prosagoge" means to gain access, being ushered in to the presence of royalty, also an area where a ship docks for safety in time of a storm
-we approach Him in our prayers and can meetin him in our time of need. We can be confident that He will hear us not because of anything we do, but because of His own action.

3. We have hope
-this hope is guaranteed, eternal life and a future ressurrection, reward in heaven, and Jesus' return, certain forgiveness. This will motivate us to live life differently.
-suffering is part of life and can be something beautiful, resulting in preseverance and character.

4. We have salvation
-we SHALL be spared of future outpouring of God's wrath. Salvation is a completed act. He will continue to do this for us.

5. We have God's love
-once we belong to Christ, nothing can separate us from it; we are lavished by His love.
-man can easily be deceived that God does not love us, but we can be assured that God lovees us, part, present, and future.

*based on Romans 5:1-11
by Rev. Alex Uy

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