Rev. A.T. Vergunst on Romans 3 : 21 - 8

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Justification In The Court of Conscience (2b)

Romans 3
7/8/2018

Romans 3 : 21 - 8

Romans 3
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But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
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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:
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For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
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Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
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Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
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To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
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Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
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Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
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Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
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Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
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Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Romans 4
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What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
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For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
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For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
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Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
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But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
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Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
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Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
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Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

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