The doctrine of justification is central to the beliefs of Christianity. Have you ever had the opportunity to study it before either at church or on your own? If not, I would like to encourage you to learn more about it. It can lead to deeper joy as you come to understand the gospel better, and it can be a part of being ready to give a defense for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15) We should be able to give a biblical answer to the question: how is one justified before God? Or to put it another way, how does man’s guilty standing before God because of sin change to a righteous standing?
There is great benefit in studying this topic. Studying this and other topics of Christian doctrine helps us to better understand our faith, protect against false teachings, be better prepared to defend the faith, and grow in the knowledge of God. Yes, it can take time, but it is time well spent. Since we have the Holy Spirit and the word of God, I know that my sisters in Christ can do this work. You don’t need to be a theologian to do it, but the work might turn you into a mini-theologian! May our work lead to praise and worship to God’s glory. […]