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“For he that is dead is freed from sin.” (Romans 6:7) ——————– The elect of God, as well as all others, are by nature dead; they are dead in sin, living...

“He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob.” (Numbers 23:21) ——————– To say that Almighty God does not behold iniquity in the sense of His omniscience would be a slight against His...

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to...

Both the enemies of Christ such as the Pharisees and some who would be His friends have referred to Christ as a “sinner,” even the “greatest sinner.” We know that the...

Fashionable as the doctrine of legal, conditional justification is, we may say to every individual who embraces it, “There is one that accuseth (condemns) you, even Moses, in whom you trust,”...

To redeem poor sinners, Jesus came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, and died. Jesus is made His people’s substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, and guilt-sustainer. Their...

There is a question I would like to ask you. It is a most serious question, it is a telling question. Would you be courteous enough to answer? It is this:...

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For...

The Scriptures plainly say, “He that believeth on the Son of God hath eterlasting life” (John 3:36). I plan to leave it right there – adding nothing and taking nothing away!...

The apostle Paul and the psalmist David speak of a “blessed man.” A man blessed of God. The individual who is blessed of God is the one to whom “God imputeth...

“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.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) If I were...

“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.” (Galatians 3:13)...

Righteousness imputed! This makes the person beautiful in God’s sight, because it makes him just. Sinner, this must be your title. This is your title to bliss. This must be your...

There is no other way for sinners to be justified from the curse of the law in the sight of God than by the imputation of righteousness performed by and residing...

In the history of the church there have always been men who, because of ignorance and self-righteousness, want to belittle, devalue, and even cheapen the glorious Gospel truth of imputed righteousness...

The word “justify” means to make something just or right. You will probably come across the word in printing or word processing where words or numbers are all aligned or made...

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) The righteousness intended here is not creature-righteousness. “All flesh is grass, and all the...

This, is a most precious doctrine! How great is the need for a feeling sinner to be at peace with God? And to ever be at peace with God, in some...

In this series I would like to start a study entitled: “Justification in it’s four-fold state”. We will study the doctrine (teaching) of justification in detail; as for the term: “it’s...

According to the Bible, justification is the fact that God in declaring His elect justified is stating that the judgement due them for their sins does not exist. To be declared...

In this study we are going to be looking at justification objectively at the cross: the truth from God’s testimony that Jesus actually saved (justified) His people at the cross of...

In this study we will be looking at – Justification at the time of regeneration. Before we do, let’s review what we’ve studied so far; 1) Justification from eternity: God’s testimony...

In our final study on the topic of justification we will look at: Total justification: God’s testimony that at the end of time God will redeem (justify) the elect’s physical bodies,...

Justification is a state; its being made known is experience. Justification is the absence of condemnation, and belongs to all who have a being in Christ. “There is therefore now no...

Every believer rejoices in the glorious truth that our sins were imputed to Christ and His righteousness has been imputed to us. Daniel prophesied of the coming of the Savior and...

The word justification, in the Bible, sometimes means the justification of persons. Sometimes it means the justification of actions. Sometimes it means the justification of both the persons and the actions....

Romans 4:25 [Christ] was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from...

Romans 8:29 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 8:30...

The Bible is clear and adamant that in the matter of the justification of a sinner before God, our works and efforts to keep the law, deeds of law, anything proceeding...

To understand the significance of justification by faith alone for the every day life of the believer, it is first necessary to know what sets it apart from every other aspect...

Because justification is by grace alone through faith alone, there is peace with God (Romans 5:1). This is not just peace, but wonderful peace with God. Between God and us there...

What is justification? Herman Hoeksema defined it as an act of the grace of God, whereby He imputes, puts on the legal account of one who is guilty and condemned but...

There is something in many people that tells them they need to be justified before a holy God. They know that they don’t measure up to God’s standard so they try...

To impute is to charge a thing upon a person whether guilty or not, as the circumstances hereafter are proved, or not. Thus Shimei intreated David, that he would not “impute...

The majority of religious people have no idea that the doctrine of justification by an imputed righteousness represents the foundational truth of Biblical Christianity. Most people I encounter don’t even know...

God says it is an abomination to justify the wicked, and it is equal to declaring an innocent person guilty (Proverbs 17:15). God also says, “He that saith unto the wicked,...

“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” (Genesis 7:1) God’s call to...

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) We...

“It is God that Justifieth” Romans 8:33 The covenant purposes of Jehovah toward His own elect having been accomplished in their salvation by Jesus Christ, and redeeming love having triumphed over...

December 1991 marked the 300th anniversary of the death of the famous Puritan Richard Baxter. There has been much about this man in contemporary Christian magazines, but not a word of...

From Signs of the Times-June 1, 1869 By Gilbert Beebe An aged and esteemed brother has, through sister C.M. Johnson, desired our views on the great atonement made by our Lord...

The focus of all the inspired Scriptures is the fulfillment of all God’s promises and intent in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. This includes the single, historical act of...

Any view or understanding of eternity and/or time that denies, diminishes, or even devalues the glory and necessity of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is a perversion of the...

The subject which we will consider today is the single, most important truth of God for you to know. Absolutely everything else in your life and every other possible concern you...

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:4) The works of the law, and the righteousness...

  The Doctrine Of Imputed Righteousness Defended In A Discourse Preached In London In the Year 1759. ——————————————————————————– Isaiah 45:24 Surely shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness ——————————————————————————–...

THE heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Every part of creation proclaims the character of Him who called it into existence; but the introduction of...

This is an audio sermon titled: “What was imputed to Abraham?” The scripture text is from Romans 4:1-25, and the audio is 32 minutes long.

There is nothing in us, or done by us, that we can plead before the LORD for His blessing. We, in the matter of our justification before God renounce everything but...

“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.” (Romans 8:33) To be justified is to be declared righteous, not guilty, before God based...

Christ was numbered among transgressors although not one Himself. He was made sin in that His soul was MADE an offering for sin, in fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrifice types,...

When sinners become convinced by the Spirit in Regeneration that Christ “put away sin”, “abolished death”, and Eternally Justified EVERY sinner He lived and died for, they WILL HEED the Spirit’s...

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works,” (Titus 3:8) —————————————...

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 3:16) —————————— That no one is declared just before God...

Many see the cross of Jesus Christ (His sacrificial death) as a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened, if only the Jewish nation had believed on Him. Such a view is contrary...

“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.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) What a glorious...

Divine justice demands a righteousness which the sinner cannot bring. In mercy Christ has wrought out a perfect righteousness, in obedience to the law, with which His Father is satisfied. “When...

MY soul, no obedience of thine, before faith in Christ, can make thee righteous! Obedience after faith doth not make thee righteous; so then thou art made righteous by the one...

This is an audio sermon titled “Imputation and Impartation” The scripture text is from Psalm 32 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

Hebrews 13:20 The everlasting covenant of grace is the covenant, of which Christ is the Surety and Mediator (Hebrews 7:22 8:6). This is an “everlasting one.” It commenced from everlasting, as...

“… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) A highly respected and very influential preacher stated in one of his sermons… “The forgiveness...

Colossians 1:20 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or...

A Study on James 2:14-26 James 2:14 My brothers, what [is] the gain if anyone says he has faith, but he does not have works? Is the faith able to save...

“What Elect Sinners Must Believe” When I was in false religion, I always assumed it was God’s intention or purpose to save all men and women without exception. I was wrongly...

“…he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many.” (Isaiah 53:12) —————————— The scriptures teach Christ was God’s satisfaction. They teach He was the elect sinner’s substitute....

He has “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself,” Hebrews 9:26. He has “finished transgression and made an end of sin,” Daniel 9:24. He has “redeemed us from all iniquity;”...

“Freely ye have received, freely give,” Matthew 10:8 What have we freely received from the Lord, who are His elect and redeemed ones? We have ALL things of God in Christ...

“Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken on for a memorial of her.” (Mark...

Here is the Lord Jesus Christ I know, and am convinced Scripture testifies to. He died a completely obedient man in Himself. He was holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners and...

The blessed truth that Christ died a judicial, legal death based on the sins of God’s elect imputed to Him in no way diminishes the reality of what He Himself suffered...

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). What is it about...

“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,” (Corinthians 5:21) Christ died to put...

The word “gospel,” literally translated means “good tidings.” As God’s ambassadors we have the privilege to tell sinners who are trying their best to gain or maintain salvation by their religious...

THE sweet psalmist David wrote, “All my springs are in thee,” Psalm 87:7. The Lord Jesus is to His people as a fountain of living water. The very cross of the...

“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) One of the most...

“It Is Finished” – John 19:30 What a treasure chest of truth is to be found in these few words of our blessed Savior on the cross! What exactly did He...

“For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us,” Ephesians 2:14 The idea that national Israel still holds a...

“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren,” (Luke 22:32). Some might say that Peter’s faith failed when he denied...

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1) We are always disgusted with injustices done on earth in our legal system, when...

There will be many in the Lake of Fire who lived life with good intentions, honest resolutions and exalted ideals; those who were just in their dealings, fair in their transactions...

Psalm 1 describes the keys to the life and godliness of one who is blessed of God – “his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law...

Christ did all that was needful to be done to make us perfect, and present us holy. For what can be more required to the justification of a sinner before God...

By Divine inspiration, the apostle Paul wrote: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;...

We must have a righteousness in which God Himself cannot find a flaw, a righteousness which Jehovah cannot mend, a righteousness which neither sin nor Satan can mar; and unless we...

The righteousness by which we are justified is not our own righteousness, but the righteousness of another, even the righteousness of Christ: That I may be found in Christ, says the...

As I contemplated this article, my heart was drawn to the blessed comfort every sinner the Lord Jesus Christ justified at Calvary by His obedience unto death is encouraged and commanded...

What is justification? Herman Hoeksema defined it as an act of the grace of God, whereby He imputes, puts on the legal account of one who is guilty and condemned but...

If there is one thing certain about life, it’s the reality of death – “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)...

If you ask the nominal professing Christian to give you a Scriptural definition of justification, many of them don’t even know what justification is; much less understand the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY of...

If you ask the nominal professing Christian to give you a Scriptural definition of justification, many of them don’t even know what justification is; much less understand the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY of...

Apart from the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration and conversion in the heart of God’s elect, man’s natural depravity will always lead him to the conclusion that his justification (his being...

The whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a book with one distinct message. The message is the good news of God’s purpose and decree to save a multitude of guilty,...

When it comes to the correct understanding of a believer’s responsibility to the law of God, we must first realize that God’s Holy Law (the Ten Commandments) cannot bring ONE LEGAL...

When most religious people think about Christmas, their thoughts usually consist of those things traditionally associated with the holiday, i.e., the baby Jesus in a manger, the shepherds abiding in the...

Have you ever wondered how the Holy God of the Bible could make a guilty, defiled, hell-deserving sinner righteous (HOLY)? The Scriptures are quite clear that PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS (HOLINESS) is the...

Sermon preached by J.K. Popham at Galeed, Brighton – 1910 __________________________________________________________ “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins,...

“For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8) Is it faith that saves or God’s grace? Many speak...

The DOCTRINE OF IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS Without Works Asserted And Proved ——————————————————————————– The Works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.—PSALM 111:2 Even as David...

  Righteous In Christ Alone! How shall I be right with God? If that is not the question that lies in the pit of your heart, thereby you know the folly...

“Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Romans 10:4 The obedience required by the law He has given, the satisfaction for sin, which it...

One of the greatest debates amongst those who claim to be “Christian,” amongst various denominations, is this: Are we saved based on an imputed righteousness, an imparted righteousness, or a combination...

Preached at Zion Baptist Chapel, on Wednesday evening, March 31st, 1847, by J. C. Philpot. “Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength–even to Him shall men...

Most everyone who claims to be “Christian” will agree that a sinner must be justified in order to be saved and go to Heaven. But what exactly is justification? How is...

Suppose you had to stand as a defendant before a judge whose responsibility it was to enforce the law. You would hire the best advocate you could afford. Suppose you were...