"That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to
the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:7.
2. What is the means through which this justifying grace is made available to the
"Much more then, being now justified by His [Christ's] blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through Him." Rom. 5:9.
3. How is justification laid hold upon?
"Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds
of the law." Rom. 3:28.
4. What is the only way sinners may be justified, or made righteous?
"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." Gal. 2:16.
5. What concrete example makes clear the meaning of this doctrine?
"And He brought him [Abraham] forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed
be. And he believed in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness."
6. How is the righteousness thus obtained described?
"And be found in Him, not having thine own righteousness, which is of the law, but
that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by
faith." Phil. 3:9.
7. Upon what basis is justification granted?
"And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was
by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto
justification." Rom. 5:16.
8. Upon what basis does the reward come to one who works?
"Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt."
9. Upon what condition is faith reckoned for righteousness?
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly,
his faith is counted for righteousness." Verse 5.
10. How does grace, as the ground of justification, exclude righteousness by works?
"And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more
grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more
work." Rom. 11:6.
11. In what way are both Jews and Gentiles to be justified?
"Is He the God of the Jews only? is He not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the
Gentiles also: seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and
uncircumcision through faith." Rom. 3:29,30.
12. What statement testifies to Abraham's faith in God?
"He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith,
giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able
also to perform." Rom. 4:20,21.
13. What did this bring to him?
"And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness." Verse 22.
14. How may we receive this same imputed righteousness?
"Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us
also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord
from the dead." Verses 23,24.
15. Why must justifying faith lay hold upon both the death and the resurrection of
"Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our
justification." Verse 25. See 1 Cor. 15:17.
NOTE.-The resurrection of Christ, the promised Seed (Gal. 3:16), was necessary in order
to fulfill to Abraham the promise of an innumerable seed; and therefore Abraham's faith in
the promise of God, which included the resurrection, was reckoned to him for
righteousness. His faith laid hold upon that which made imputed righteousness possible.
See Heb. 11:17-19.
16. What is inseparable from the experience of justification by faith?
"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is
preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him all that believe are justified
from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." Acts
17. How has Christ made it possible for righteousness to be imputed to the believer?
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience
of one shall many be made righteous." Rom. 5:19.
18. What prophetic declaration foretold this truth?