Questions tagged [justification]

Questions about biblical texts discussing justification

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5 votes
3 answers
626 views

What’s the correct translation for Roman’s 4:3?

I’ve heard some say that "Logizomai" actually means to reason, not to credit. Also, the word "to" in the phrase, "to him as righteousness" is not in the Greek! It would ...
Thejesusdude's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
541 views

When was the love of God shed abroad in our hearts in Romans 5:5?

Romans 5:5 “And hope maketh not ashamed [present tense]; because the love of God is shed abroad [perfect tense] in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” This appears to say the ...
Gary Sears's user avatar
8 votes
6 answers
738 views

Why did God impute righteousness to Abraham? Does Paul conflate Genesis 15 and Genesis 17 in Romans 4?

Paul states in Romans 4:22 that there was a reason that righteousness was imputed to Abraham ('therefore'). The reason (or reasons) are stated in 4:16-21: He believed God (who quickens the dead and ...
Gary Sears's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is God's answer to Habakkuk's complaint?

Habakkuk (1:13--14) complains to God: Your eyes are too pure to see evil, you cannot countenance oppression. So why do you countenance traitors? Why are you silent when evil people swallow up those ...
Erel Segal-Halevi's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
107 views

Does κατὰ σάρκα in Romans 4:1 modify Ἀβραὰμ τὸν προπάτορα ἡμῶν or εὑρηκέναι?

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh [κατὰ σάρκα]? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. (Rom. 4:...
Perry Webb's user avatar
  • 20.1k
-1 votes
6 answers
581 views

What does "freely justified" mean in Romans 3:24? Free from what?

Exegetical question, try to stick with the immediate context with exposition. Cross-referencing cannot directly explain or deal with the exegesis of a particular context. [Romans 3:20-28 BSB] ...
Michael16's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
460 views

Romans 4:5 What does justification of the ungodly means? "one who doesn’t work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly" [closed]

Is this passage talking about a radical change in God's justice itself, or it is a mere change of the covenant condition for justification or righteousness? Exegete Paul's justification doctrine with ...
Michael16's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
57 views

The use of "Justified" in Genesis and by Paul

Gen 15:6 BSB Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness. b (Compare) Rom 4:3 BSB For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as ...
Faith Mendel's user avatar
  • 1,867
4 votes
4 answers
381 views

What is this peace?

In Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ What is this peace?
Tiago Martins Peres's user avatar
14 votes
14 answers
1k views

Could the law give life?

This is more of a semantic question, but I keep coming back to it and can't seem to come to a conclusion. Was the law able to give life? I know that Galatians 3:21-22 (and other places) tells us that ...
Ben Robinson's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
258 views

What is the object which "saves" in 1 Peter 3:21? and is it's context connected to v. 16 conscience

I am looking for a contextual answer on the meaning of v. 21, particularly what is the object that "Saves" (is it the figure of the flood? the obedience in the figure of the flood? is it baptism it ...
Lowther's user avatar
  • 592
6 votes
1 answer
845 views

In Romans 3:30 why are the circumcised justified "by [εκ] faith" but the gentiles "through [δια] faith"?

Romans 3:30 says that Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. (KJV) Since the just shall live by faith, I don't understand why the ...
sara's user avatar
  • 993
1 vote
5 answers
2k views

Understanding Samson's feelings to avenge the Philistines, and understanding the nature of God's justice and fairness

I'm trying to understand why God accepted Samson's prayer request to avenge the Philistines for gouging out his eyes. Judges 16:28-31 28 Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord [o]God, ...
user1338998's user avatar
  • 3,410
-1 votes
1 answer
517 views

Why did Manasse rule so long as recorded in 2 Kings 21? [closed]

2 Kings 21 (KJV) 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah. 2 And he did that which was evil in ...
A. Meshu's user avatar
  • 547
6 votes
4 answers
573 views

How is the imputation of the righteousness of God effected in Christ and how can the believer be “in Him”?

I’m looking into the subject of justification and righteousness. My question is based on 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the ...
Lesley's user avatar
  • 8,844
0 votes
2 answers
890 views

What are the implications of Paul's use of the present tense of the verb δικαιόω (to justify) in Romans 3:24, 26, 28, and 4:5?

In four verses (Romans 3:24, 3:26, 3:28, and 4:5) the apostle Paul used present tense verbs when describing justification. What makes this harder is all four are either infinitives or participles, ...
Ken Banks's user avatar
  • 1,839
3 votes
5 answers
2k views

What does Paul mean by "ministers of a new covenant" in 2 Corinthians 3:6?

NIV 2 Cor 3:6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants]...
Ruminator's user avatar
4 votes
7 answers
6k views

What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

Galatians 2:15-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 > nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of [a]the ...
user1338998's user avatar
  • 3,410
1 vote
3 answers
1k views

In Romans 10:4 why does Paul say that the law righteousness promised in Deuteronomy 6:25 actually pointed to righteousness by faith alone?

The Deuteronomy text clearly states that “…the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day” ...
ninamag's user avatar
  • 121
3 votes
6 answers
2k views

In Galatians 5:5, why does Paul speak of "the hope of righteousness"?

In Galatians 5:5, why does Paul speak of "the hope of righteousness"? Gal 5:5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. He usually speaks in ...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
248 views

In Genesis 17:24 and Acts 16:3, did Abraham and/or Timothy come under the curse of the Torah?

Paul argues in Galatians that circumcision obligates one to keep the whole of Torah: Gal 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

In Psalm 4:1, why does David call God "God of my righteousness"?

In Psalm 4:1, why does David call God "God of my righteousness"?: בבְּקָרְאִי עֲנֵנִי | אֱלֹהֵי צִדְקִי בַּצָּר הִרְחַבְתָּ לִּי חָנֵּנִי וּשְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי: I notice that Rashi doesn't ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
659 views

Is Paul communicating that all their future sins were forgiven in Colossians 2:13-14?

Exegetically, without bringing theology to the text, is Paul stating that all their sins, including future sins were forgiven in Colossians 2:13-14? Would the recipients of this letter understand "...
Jesus Saves's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
5k views

What is the difference between "righteous" and "just" in the NT? [closed]

I've basically always used these words synonymously. Can someone elaborate on whether there is a difference?
user avatar
19 votes
5 answers
5k views

What does "justify" (δικαιόω) mean in James 2:24, Romans 3:28?

James 2:24 says: You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. Romans 3:28 says: For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. What are the ...
jrdioko's user avatar
  • 4,087