In Defense of Objective Justification

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Objective Justification is the righteousness of all people.  And the righteousness of all people is Jesus Christ.  As the prophet has said, He is “The Lord Our Righteousness.”  (Jeremiah 23:6).  Jesus Christ is Our Righteousness.  And Jesus Christ objectively exists independent of our faith, therefore, Our Righteousness objectively exists independent of our faith.  However, Jesus Christ and his benefits are received only through faith.

Some have become trapped in endless quarrels over the meaning of words, but God has charged us to not quarrel over words because it ruins the hearers.  (2 Timothy 2:14).  Those who claim that our justification and righteousness do not exist apart from our faith cause those struggling with doubt to doubt even more.

What is important to remember is that our lack of faith does not nullify God’s faithfulness.  (Romans 3:3-4).  What is the work of God?  “To believe in the one he has sent.”  (John 6:29, NIV1978).  For even faith itself comes from God.  “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”  (1 Corinthians 1:30, NIV1978).

Christ is the beginning and the end.  Christ alone.  He is Our Objective Justification:  He is Our Righteousness.  Do you want to know where your forgiveness and righteousness is?  It is in Christ and Christ alone.  He is for you, and he is for all people.

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3 thoughts on “In Defense of Objective Justification

  1. Rick, you said, “Some have become trapped in endless quarrels over the meaning of words,…” This is why new theological terminology and expressions of the faith are not always helpful… because of the endless quarrels they cause.

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