The doctrines of salvation are found in the Book of Romans. Most of these words end in ion or tion.
Unfortunately, most preachers have ceased to preach the doctrine of salvation. The modern preaching is non - doctrinal because doctrine becomes controversial and upsets people and doctrinal truths have to do with the absolute authority of the Bible. So when a Christian abandons the absolute authority of the Bible, he is worried with doctrinal matters that are spoken of that deal with Bible doctrine.
These words on salvation are as follows:- Redemption Propitiation, Imputation, Sanctification, Adoption.
Those are Biblical words in a Biblical setting that deal with Biblical doctrines of Biblical salvation. That's why you hear little said of them.
A man who is counting on his goodness or his feelings or his experience of his works to save him knows nothing about justification.
justification with pardon is wrong, but justification is far more than
pardon. To justify means to declare righteous. God in redeeming man
was to justify the sinner without condoning his sin or justifying his sins.
The law and justice demand the death penalty of every sin
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18:4
The mercy of God is to rescue the offender in the interest of love.
In a human court the judge is supposed to justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. ( Deut 25:1)
If the Lord condemned the wicked, we would all go to hell as sure as you're reading this.
God said I will not justify the wicked
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. Exodus 23:7
God pronounced judgement of human judges who pervert this kind of judgement and said 'woe to them that justifies the wicked for reward. Jesus himself condemned the Pharisees for justifying themselves before the Lord.
What man can keep the law perfectly? For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23.
God's solution was to send to this earth a Perfect Man who lived a perfect life and died a perfect death. Gained righteousness, offered as a gift to a believing sinner.
Justification is being accounted righteous before God. The sinner puts on the righteousness of Jesus Christ and God sees him perfect in the righteousness of his Son. Henceforth, God sees the sinner justified in the Saviour hidden in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Justification therefore is the judicial act of God, whereby those who put faith in Christ are declared righteous in his eyes and free from guilt and punishment.
doctrine is stated in Romans 4: 3,5 For what
saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for
No person who teaches this is counting on 'water baptism' or a 'charismatic' experience to save them.
Abraham believed God and it -(his belief) was counted for righteousness. So, if you're working your way to get to heaven your faith is counted 'unrighteousness . To him that worketh not, his faith is counted righteousness
Many professing Christians go to the Epistle written to the twelve tribes of Israel. James reproved that a man is justified by works. These folks are justifying their own self righteousness. This epistle is for a time when we are not in the dispensation of Grace. James is talking to the Tribulation Jews.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
We are told in this dispensation to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:5
The righteousness that God justified the sinner is God's own righteousness, which is himself. He worked and earned as a Man, living a perfect life and dying a perfect death!
The writer of Hebrews says 'Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; Hebrews 5:8
The people who try to justify themselves by James are ignorant of God's righteousness and go about establishing their own righteousness. Romans 10:3
And as Paul said For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10:4
The forgiveness of sins and the removal of guilt is found in this matter of justification. For a Holy Perfect God to overlook sin or forgive sin is not a small matter. The truth is that God actually delights in forgiving and cleansing iniquity, but he has to have a basis in which to do it!
In the Old Testament the basis was the shed blood of bulls and goats, And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Hebrews 9:22
And although God could forgive and remit sins in the Old Testament Exodus 34 Hebrews 9 He couldn't clear the guilty sinner until Christ came and died on Calvary's cross.
Micah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
In justification all the believers sins are forgiven and the guilt and punishment is removed. You may have to pay in the flesh the rest of your life in what you sowed, but eternally, punishment is out of the question. The slate is wiped clean and you are declared to have the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
This is why the feeling ,experimental, working people who exalt their experience above the word of God are always trying to perfect themselves and be like Christ in the hope that in some way this will help save them.
If you were like Christ you would go to hell anyway, he was sinless and you're not! he was a member of the God Head and you're not!
The most Christ-like character in history is Satan, the Anti-Christ. Jesus Christ is called a Lion, that's what the devil is called. Jesus Christ was like a serpent on the cross (John 3:14 ) that's a reference to Satan (Revelation 12:9).
Jesus Christ is the Angel of the Lord ( Galatians 4: 14; Acts 27:23), the devil is the angel of light (2Corinthians 11:14).
Christ-likeness will get you no-where! What you have to do is to receive God's righteousness, and God's righteousness is the Lord Jesus Christ himself!
Now, here we find the vast difference between the modern feeling, experimental spiritual Christian who is always messing around talking about " Let Jesus into your life" and the Blood bought justified child of God in whom the Lord Jesus Christ lives!
One man has let Christ into his life, to fix up his life, so he can be a good little boy and work his way to heaven. the other man is a man in whom Jesus Christ lives and is crucified with Christ, nevertheless he lives ; yet he doesn't live, but Christ lives in him ( Galatians 2:20)
The term justification is the legal act whereby God declares the sinner to be righteous, on the basis of that sinner trusting imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. And that's why it is never connected with 'water baptism' in either testament.
You can find the word 'born again' connected with water. But, never water baptism. You can find the term 'saved' connected with water baptism but never in the sense of absolute salvation, eternal life. But in the sense of a "figure of the man's salvation
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (1Peter 3:21)
Many people get messed up in the Book of Acts. For every time you've heard Acts 13:38,39 mentioned, you've heard Acts 2 preached 500 times, because the term justification doesn't occur in Acts 1,2,3 or 4.
What is justification? It is the Imputation of Christ's righteousness. To impute is to - charge something to their account. Imputation, the sinner is charged with Christ righteousness.
And Jesus Christ is charged with your sins. If you ever get a hold of that you will never doubt your salvation. If you ever get a hold of that, you'll know the difference between a charismatic experience or feeling and Bible regeneration. If you ever get a hold of that, you'll know when a man is lying to you when he quotes scripture, and you'll know when a man is trying to deceive you by quoting scripture.
If you ever get a hold of that one solid New testament truth, that the believing sinner who trust Jesus Christ is given God's righteousness and his record is swapped with Jesus Christ.
Christ becomes his sin bearer, a substitute bearing his sin. The Just bearing the sins of the unjust, and your record of guilt and shame and the punishment in hell is attributed to God's Son and is put on His record.
That means For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2Corinthians 5:21)
If you get a hold of that you'll know when some person is quoting Acts, Hebrews and Matthew to try and talk you out of your salvation. (Security)
Further, Jesus Christ who is spotless, perfect, holy having a sinless life is attributed to you. And you are given credit for his life, whereas you did not live it.
Justification found in Acts 13:38 and Imputation found in the Book of Romans. Most folks spend their time in the Book of Acts instead of the Book of Romans.
Absolute, completed redemption where the sinner is justified and given Christ righteousness. The forgiven sinner is not like a discharged prisoner who has served his time and is discharged from further punishment. In Christ Jesus, the sinner is forgiven, released and given the full rights of citizenship, even the righteousness of God which is by the faith in Jesus Christ; unto all and upon all that believe. That is the holy perfect, righteousness of the sinless Saviour is imputed to the sinner. That is New Testament Biblical doctrine on Salvation, and of that doctrine the Bible says that the apostate Christian will not endure sound doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after
their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
The Apostle Paul who is the apostle to the gentiles, who we are told to follow, replaced Simon Peter before Acts 12.
The earlier part of Acts are progressive and changing, it is a 'transitional ' book.
Has God declared you righteous on the ground of the finished work of His Son?
Have you received the One who can give you the New birth?
When you received him, did you trust his finished work to save you? or are you still messing around with yours?
Did you trust his shed blood to give you righteousness? or did you run to James 2 and Hebrews 6?
If you are saved you are justified, and if you are not justified, you are not saved!
The sinner calls out how can I receive the gift of righteousness, the answer is by believing.
The best of men need to be saved by Jesus Christ. Wicked sinners can also be justified the same way.
The justification is done by God. It is a judicial act performed by God the Father by grace.
Or as Paul says Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:24)
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:7)
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
( Romans 5:9)
Christ was delivered for our offences, raised for our justification. Justification is a unique New Testament doctrine that deals with New Testament Salvation.
The results of justification are :-
Peace - Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
We have peace of conscience with the mercy of God.
We have peace of heart with the love of God.
Peace of mind with the truth of God.
We have peace of soul through the presence of God.
We have a peace the world cannot take the peace the Lord Jesus Christ gives us. He says Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. ( John 14:27)
We have access of the presence of God for worship, praise, and petition.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. ( Romans 5:2)
Notice how many times in Romans 5:1; 8:33 the great doctrines of New Testament salvation tell you the truth about your salvation. No mention of 'water baptism' in the Book of Romans.
the Holy Spirit puts the believer into Christ, and putting the believer into Christ's death in Romans 6, but 'water baptism' is never connected with the New Testament doctrines that explain the operation of redemption, regeneration, sanctification, imputation and justification.
These doctrines are connected with the sinner coming to Christ and putting his faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The completed blood atonement of Christ on the cross, taking the sinner's place. This doctrine is substitution.
Satan is not through with the sinner, when he gets saved! His next move is to mislead and misguide him so he doesn't understand what happened to him when he got saved!
And what happened to him is described in the Book of Romans.
We are justified by the merits of God
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. ( Isaiah 53:11)
Judicially by God
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. ( Romans 8:33)
Meditatively by faith
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: ( Romans 5:1)
And the believing sinner has God's righteousness who is Jesus Christ.
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.(1John 5:12)
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,(1John 5:13)
When the believing sinner goes home to the Glory! all his sins and meanness and wickedness have be attributed to Jesus Christ and he's made full payment for the sinner. His perfect holy righteousness has been imputed and charged to the sinner, therefore,
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1John 3:2)
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.( Romans 8:29)
Notes taken from
Dr. P S Ruckman's audio
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.