Lesson 6 JUSTIFICATION
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW
LESSON 6 Lecture
Faith demands an ________ to which it clings and a ________on which it rests.
Justification in detail
All people are ________
Christ atoned for ________sins
1 Jn 2:2
God has ________all sins
2 Cor 5:19
2 Cor 5:19
2 Cor 5:21
Christ’s redemption effected a reconciliation with God for ________people
2 Tim 2:13
The gospel reveals and offers ________of sins
1 Cor 2:7-11
2 Cor 5:19-20
Lesson 6 Student Assignment (GSLTW pp. 335-342; Chinese 2 pp. 303-310)
Why is justification the doctrine by which the church either stands or falls?
Define the following four facets of the doctrine of justification.
a. Justification is forensic.
b. Justification is objective.
c. Justification is universal.
d. Justification is subjective.
What is the status of all people by nature?
a. 1 Co 2:14
b. Eph 2:1
c. Ro 8:7
d. Eph 2:3
e. Ro 5:18
f. Ps 5:5
Evaluate the following statement: God loves the sinner but hates the sin. Ps. 5:5
What is the basic meaning of the word “to justify?” Ap IV: 252
Demonstrate that justification is a change in our status, not in our nature.
a. Ro 3:24-28
b. Ro 4:5
c. Ro 5:6, 8
How could a holy and just God justify the world?
a. Gal 6:7, Ex 34:7
b. Jn 3:16
c. Gal 4:4,5
d. 2 Co 5:19-21
e. 1 Jn 2:2
f. Isa 53:4-6
g. Ro 4:25
Explain: The righteousness a believer receives through faith is a “foreign” righteousness.
Ro 4:5, 2 Co 5:21
Explain: A Christian’s works do not belong in a discussion of justification.
a. Ro 3:28
b. Mt 25:34-40
c. FC SD III:24, 25, 36
Identify the following errors concerning the forensic nature of justification.
a. Roman Catholic Church (note the statement made by the Council of Trent)
b. Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (1999, ELCA and Rome).
c. Osiandrianism (note FC SD III 2, 12, 15) d. Arminianism
g. Eastern Orthodox (note the term theosis; note the statements made by the Orthodox;
note their distinction between the image of God and the likeness of God)