Study of Romans, Chapter 3, Justified by Grace Through Faith

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Justification

What is justification?  The definition is to declare righteous.  So to be justified means to be made righteous in the sight of God.  Exactly how are we justified by God?  A large portion of that answer lies in Romans, Chapter 3.

Romans 3:1Romans 3:1
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3 1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?  

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What advantage then hath the Jew?  or what profit is there of circumcision?

Paul begins by presenting the fact that everyone, all of us, are condemned by our own actions.  The Law that God gave us to show us the way to live, brings every evil deed that we do into light and condemns us.  The Law is not our foundation of hope though, God himself is by offering us eternal life.  Through God’s grace, we receive salvation through our faith in Jesus Christ.  It is not something that we can earn.  It is a gift freely given by God.

Ephesians 2:8Ephesians 2:8
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8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  

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For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God:

Philippians 3:9Philippians 3:9
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9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:  

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And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

We can all find an advantage in our life, whether we are Jew or Gentile, but it is not our advantages that save our souls.

Romans 3:2Romans 3:2
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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.  

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Much every way:  chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

To be a Jew, or of Jewish heritage, is a great privilege.   God spoke directly to the Jews [Exodus 20:1-20Exodus 20:1-20
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20 1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. bondage: Heb. servants 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. 18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.  

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], giving them the Ten Commandments.

Ten Commandments

They were entrusted with the oracles; God’s Law.  Many prophets addressed the Jewish nation, delivering God’s message.  Scripture shows that no other people/nation were privileged as the Jews.

Psalm 147:19-20Psalm 147:19-20
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19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. his word: Heb. his words 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.  

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19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation:  and as for his judgments, they have not known them.  Praise ye the LORD.

 The Jews were who Jesus Christ, The Messiah, came to [Isaiah 11:1-10Isaiah 11:1-10
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11 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: quick...: Heb. scent or, smell 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. reprove: or, argue 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. cockatrice': or, adders 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. glorious: Heb. glory  

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; Matthew 1:1-7Matthew 1:1-7
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1 1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;  

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].  God personally made covenants with the Jews [Genesis 17:1-16Genesis 17:1-16
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17 1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. perfect: or, upright, or, sincere 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. many...: Heb. multitude of nations 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. Abraham: that is, Father of a great multitude 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. wherein...: Heb. of thy sojournings 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. he that is eight...: Heb. a son of eight days 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. Sarah: that is Princess 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. she...: Heb. she shall become nations  

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3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.  

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].  How would one not feel some pride in knowing that they were chosen by God as His people?  But being privileged by God brings great responsibility to live up to God’s requirements.

Luke 12:48Luke 12:48
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48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.  

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But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.  For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Today, we have all received gifts from God.  It is our responsibility to be vigilant and use those gifts in earnest.  The more resources, talent, and understanding we have, the more responsibility we have to use those gifts effectively for the Glory of God.

Romans 3:3Romans 3:3
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3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?  

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For what if some did not believe?  shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

The Jews believed that God had broken His promises to them, even though they continued to live in sin [Jeremiah].  Regardless of who believes and who doesn’t, God is faithful and all of His promises will be fulfilled.

Romans 3:4Romans 3:4
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4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.  

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God forbid:  yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

‘Be justified in thy sayings’ means that God’s words will always prove true.  In a constantly changing world, this should bring great comfort.  God has given us a book that provides everything we need to build a strong foundation to build our life on, regardless what changes occur around us.

Psalm 51:8Psalm 51:8
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8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.  

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Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:  that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

God is justified in His judgment.  It is against His infinite, perfect nature to be anything but truth.

Romans 3:5-8Romans 3:5-8
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5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather, Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.  

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5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance?  (I speak as a man)

6 God forbid:  for then how shall God judge the world?

7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come?  whose damnation is just.

Many people have preconceived notions about how God handles sin.  Some believe that because they are under the blood of Christ that they can do anything and God will forgive their sins.  Others believe that it is God’s duty to forgive us.  Yet others believe that God is a God of love and compassion and He won’t judge or condemn us.  And of course, you have those who believe that God has evolved with the times and that sin is not actually what we think sin is.  Do not be deceived!  Do not take God’s grace for granted!  Let me share two verses with you.

Romans 5:8Romans 5:8
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8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  

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But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:23Romans 6:23
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23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  

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For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Some of the notions hold some truth to them, but each needs to be considered separately.  Yes, if we are saved we are under the blood of Jesus Christ then yes, our sins are forgiven when we confess and consciously repent of our sinful nature.  We cannot continue to repeat sin in our life that we know is wrong.  If we are truly following Christ, He will convict our hearts of the wrong.  If we ignore that conviction, we are blatantly disobeying our Lord.  The belief that it is God’s duty to forgive us is just plainly a delusion.  God doesn’t owe us anything.  He has already given His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our salvation.  What more do you want from Him?  Surely, no one would believe that it is God’s duty to forgive our sins!  Yes, God is a God of love and compassion, grace and mercy, but that doesn’t mean that He is not going to bring judgment upon all the evil in the world.  How can one expect that they can continue to sin against God without repercussions at some point in time?  The scripture is very clear about the cost of sin:  death.  You do have a choice between following Christ or denying Him, but you do not have a choice in the consequences of your choice.

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6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.  

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For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

This pretty much covers the fallacy that God has evolved.  This scripture proves that belief false.

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9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; proved: Gr. charged 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. guilty...: or, subject to the judgment of God 20 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.  

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9 What then?  are we better than they?  No, in no wise:  for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. {Psalm 14:2; 53:2Psalm 14:2; 53:2
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2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.  

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12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. {Psalm 14:3; 53:1,3Psalm 14:3; 53:1,3
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3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. filthy: Heb. stinking 53 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. 1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.  

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13 Their throat is an open sepulchre [tomb]; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [snake; serpent] is under their lips: {Psalm 5:9Psalm 5:9
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9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. faithfulness: or, stedfastness very...: Heb. wickednesses their mouth: Heb. his mouth, that is, the mouth of any of them  

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14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: {Psalm 10:7Psalm 10:7
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7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. deceit: Heb. deceits vanity: or, iniquity  

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15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: {Isaiah 59:7-8Isaiah 59:7-8
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7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. destruction: Heb. breaking 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. judgment: or, right  

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16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: {Isaiah 59:7-8Isaiah 59:7-8
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7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. destruction: Heb. breaking 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. judgment: or, right  

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17 And the way of peace have they not known: {Isaiah 59:7-8Isaiah 59:7-8
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7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. destruction: Heb. breaking 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. judgment: or, right  

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18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. {Psalm 36:1Psalm 36:1
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36 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. 1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.  

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19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law:  that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. {Romans 2:12Romans 2:12
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12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  

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20 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. {Galatians 2:16Galatians 2:16
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16 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.  

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Throughout this passage, Paul is linking verses to show that all of mankind falls under sin.  Humanity in general is sinful, and unacceptable before God.

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Since the day of Adam and Eve, we have been cursed with sin, every one of us.  Jesus came to this earth to search out and save lost souls.  That is our Salvation.  But in today’s world, we see crime is done against society or an individual, a vice is something done against oneself, but sin is something that is done against God.  In a world that is leaning towards evolution and atheism, sin is getting buried deeper and deeper into the belief system.  To many, the word sin holds absolutely no meaning.  Fear of God is becoming absent in many lives, so why should anyone worry about what they do?  Don’t deny that you are a sinner.  Turn your face towards Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior before it is too late and there is no more time for you to make that choice!

Romans 3:2Romans 3:2
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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.  

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

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:  for there is no difference:

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Paul explains that there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile, nor is there any difference between the Jews and the Gentiles in how they can have a proper relationship with God.

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9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.  

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9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

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9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:  

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And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being mad conformable unto his death;

Galatians 3:28Galatians 3:28
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28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  

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There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

We are all sinners.  God justifies us freely by his grace through the death of Jesus Christ.  Jesus paid for our sins on the cross.

Jesus died for our sins

There is nothing that we can do ourselves that can contribute to our own justification, so it is done by God’s grace.  Wow!  Do we even deserve this?  Not by any stretch of the imagination!  But, God loves us so much and pours our His grace and mercy on us each and every day!  Justified freely means to be declared not guilty.  When we look at it in that light, it is as if we have never been accused.  When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, our slate is wiped clean with His blood!  It is like we have never done, nor will ever do, anything wrong.  How perfect is that?!

Romans 3:2Romans 3:2
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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.  

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25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation [sacrifice of atonement] through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:  that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

God is angry at sinners.  Understandably so.  We have abused him over and over again by rebelling against Him and by continuously rejecting Him.  But, God sent His one and only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.  God declares that Christ’s death is the designated and accepted sacrifice for our sin.  Jesus stood in our place and took our punishment.

Jesus died for our sins

Could we have ever done that?  How can we ever repay Him for what He has done for us?  He paid the penalty of death for our sins.  Through His sacrifice, we are given pardon, deliverance, and freedom instead of the condemnation that we truly deserve.

Romans 3:2Romans 3:2
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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.  

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27 Where is boasting then?  It is excluded.  By what law?  of works?  Nay:  but by the law of faith.

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

We have already seen through Paul’s teachings that justification has nothing to do with one’s works.   It is instead based on the act of God resulting from the death of Jesus Christ.  We are not justified through the deeds of the law.

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38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.  

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38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Good deeds are important in life, but will not earn us eternal life with God.  Why is it that God should save us by faith alone?  For several reasons:  faith is not a deed and therefore eliminates pride; faith brings attention and Glory to what God has done, not us; through faith we can admit that we are not capable of keeping the law and need help; and faith is based on our relationship with God, not what we can do for God.

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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.  

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29 Is he the God of the Jews only?  is he not also of the Gentiles?  Yes, of the Gentiles also:

30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

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

Paul reiterates that we all fall under One True God.  In Paul’s day, many thought that because of faith, they could do away with the law.  Paul tells them that we must establish the law.  Understanding the Jewish history and culture brings us to a better understanding of God.  Many references in the Bible relate to Jewish religion, culture, and history.  Faith does not wipe out the Old Testament, but brings us closer to understanding God’s relationship with the Jewish people.

Galatians 3:8,11,13Galatians 3:8,11,13
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  

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8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In the shall all nations be blessed.

11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident:  for, The just shall live by faith.

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:  for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Written by Mary Hudak-Collins

Mary Hudak-Collins

2 thoughts on “Study of Romans, Chapter 3, Justified by Grace Through Faith

  1. Martha Orlando

    As believers, we have been given a tremendous gift in the Old Testament, because the door which was previously closed to the Gentiles is opened with the advent of Jesus. We can see the story unfold from beginning to end, and see it ever point toward the coming of our Savior. We can rejoice in knowing how much our God has always loved and cared for us.
    Blessings, Mary!

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