17. What can I do to be justified?

We can only be justified by grace, through faith. Not by sufficient knowledge of sin, not by keeping the law, not by doing good works and not by living a pious life. The only requirement for your salvation has been met by the Lord Jesus on the cross of Calvary. We cannot add anything to this in order to be justified. We can only be justified by believing that the Lord Jesus died on the cross for our sins. This seems simple, but at the same time it can be very difficult to only trust in the Lord Jesus and not add anything to this ourselves.

  • Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price!
  • Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
  • Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
  • Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but on believeth him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Galatians 2:16 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.
  • Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
  • Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • Philippians 3:7,8b,9 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. That I may win Christ and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
  • Titus 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  • Revelation 22:17b And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.


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