Justification by Faith

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Twelve

What is the ground of justification on God's part?

"That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:7.

 

What is the means through which this justifying grace is made available to the sinner?

"Much more then, being now justified by his (Christ's) blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." Romans 5:9.

 

How is justification laid hold upon?

"Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Romans 3:28.

 

What is the only way sinners may be justified, or made righteous ?

"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." Galatians 2:16.

 

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" Romans 5:1.

 

On what basis is there no possibility of justification for the sinner?

"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." Romans 3:20.

 

Does faith set aside the law of God?

"Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." Romans 3:31.

 

How does the death of Christ bear testimony to this?

"I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Galatians 2:21.

 

What is proved by any attempt to be justified by the law?

"Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace." Galatians 5:4.

 

Why did Israel fail to attain to righteousness?

"But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;" Romans 9:31, 32

 

What is revealed by the law?

"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." Romans 3:20.

 

What bears witness to the genuineness of the righteousness obtained by faith, apart by the deeds of the law?

" But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;" Romans 3:21

 

How necessary is faith?

"Without faith it is impossible to please him:" Hebrews 11:6.

 

What scripture shows that the righteousness which is received by grace through faith must not be made an excuse for continuing in sin?

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" Romans 6:1, 2.

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