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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: JONVEKSATION III. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. On the succeeding Sabbath, Henry James read, by his father's request, the first five chapters of Paul's epistle to the Eomans, as preliminary to their next conversation, which, Mr. James told him, would be on the doctrine of Justification. When the evening arrived, the time appointed for this conversation, Henry said: In reading those chapters, father, one thing which has struck me forcibly, concerning the doctrine of justification is, that it is closely connected with the death and resurrection of Christ. It seems like a continuation of our conversation on the atonement. Mr. James replied: Your impression ia correct. The vicarious obedience and sufferings of Christ are the foundation and pro- curing cause of our justification, and of course, we cannot discuss the subject of justification, without referring constantly to Christ's mediatorial work. Thus, Chap. i. 17: "For therein [that is, in the gospel] is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: The just shall live by faith." Chap. iii. 24-26: "Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption, that is in Christ Jesus; 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; to declare, I say, at this time, his righteousness ; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." Chap. iv. 25: "Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification." Chap. v. 1, 9: " Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus ChrisJ. Much more, then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." To justify a person, cont... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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