30 January 2009

Poll - January 2009

What does God do in justifying the ungodly?

  • He makes them inwardly righteous 7 (18%)
  • He declares them righteous for Christ's sake 24 (63%)
  • Other 7 (18%)
Total votes: 38. Poll closed.

Comment

To word 'justification' means a legal declaration acquitting the person and setting him free from all condemnation. The judge does not 'make righteous' the person he justify but pronounces a sentence on his state.

As for us, sinners, God can only delcare us just on account of Christ; he paid our legal debt, and his righteousness is imputed to believers.