The story so far...
So today we are following on our series of looking at difficult Church words that get used a lot, and never explained. Today – Salvation and Justification.
Justification and salvation are two of many different words that are used by the Bible, and by people studying the Bible, to try and get across the idea of what Jesus Christ did on the cross.
Saved By A Belief?
What is the way people are considered righteous?
What place or idea do all these verses make you think of? Notice that sometimes the verdict seems to be wrong – what does this mean for the guilt and innocence of those being called righteous or acquitted (let off)?
A Guilty Verdict
Are we innocent or guilty before God? Can this verdict be changed?
With these verses in mind we realise the necessity of some way of making things right with God. Somehow, in order to be what we were designed to be (remember session one on Sin?), we need to be viewed by God as righteous, to be ‘justified’.