‘Justification By Faith’ Or ‘Justification By Grace Through Faith’?

Using the phrase, “justification by faith” can be misleading. It tends to suggest that it’s our faith that saves us. It gives the impression that our faith is more important than it really is. It could lead us to think more highly of ourselves than we should. We should really speak about “justification by grace through faith.” When we make “grace” the first focus of our attention, we are reminded that we do not save ourselves. We are saved by the Lord. Salvation is His doing.

5 thoughts on “‘Justification By Faith’ Or ‘Justification By Grace Through Faith’?

  1. Justifying grace brings a big change to the relationship we have with God. Through justifying grace we begin to realize and trust (have faith) that we are restored to relationship with God. We come to acknowledge our sinfulness and trust that we are forgiven by God’s grace. Just as justifying text in a document aligns it a certain way, justifying grace aligns us with God through Jesus Christ. “God reaches out to a person with accepting and pardoning love. The moment of justification brings about a true personal change, “For it is by grace you have been save through faith and this is not from yourselves it is a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8)

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