How Are We Justified?

justified by faithQuestion:

“I would like to know about justification by faith; how one is justified.”



“We conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” (Romans 3:28) We are justified by faith, by believing that God can and will forgive us (make us innocent) if we confess our sins to Him. (1 John 1:9) We cannot be justified by keeping the law. We keep the law, not to be saved, but because we are saved. Obedience is the fruit of faith. Keeping the law can never save anyone, but not keeping the law can cause a person to be lost. (Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 22:14)

For a thorough study on this subject, please request the April 2000 issue of Present Truth and the tract “God’s Plan to Save You.”