The things that we’ve been looking at this week are nothing new, but they are fundamental to our understanding of faith and salvation.
There is no appeal, no plea bargain, no defense to be made in reality. The only right response is to see how “vile” we are, as Job did in the Old Testament.
What does it mean to be “under the law?” As soon as one breaks the law, he comes under condemnation from the law because he broke the law.
- Justification by Faith is explained – Romans 3:21-23
- The Fundamental Basis for Salvation is Set Forth – Romans 3:24-25
- Four Ramifications of Justification by Faith – Romans 3:26-31
We all come to Christ in the same way. The ground at the foot of the cross is all even.
You can ignore God and his commandments, but by doing so you will be affected deeply.
How much must a man sin before he “falls short” of the glory of God? One act of disobedience was all it took for Adam and Eve. All fall short of God’s glory. Whether a foot short or a mile short… we’re all short!
Do you sense God’s approval on your life?
What would you do without forgiveness of the sins that are in the past?
What does “propitiation” mean? It has the idea of “placating,” that’s not all, but also includes “making satisfaction” for something.
God set forth Jesus as the propitiation for my sins and my guilt. So that they could be blotted out – completely eradicated. It is only through Christ that our sins can be fully satisfied.
Colossians 2:14-15 – Jesus was making atonement, blotting out the “ordinance” the “indictment” that was against us.