Book: Beliefs and Doctrines of the New Testament Church

Justification is freely granted to the called and repentant believer by God the Father through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Justification takes place when the believer’s sins are removed by the blood of Jesus Christ and he or she is put into right standing with God the Father. In order to receive God’s gift of justification, a person must repent toward God, believe in the sacrifice and blood of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and be baptized by immersion. The believer is then cleansed from sin and is without condemnation, placing him or her in right standing with God the Father. This state of justification is called the “gift of righteousness” because God the Father freely imputes the righteousness of Jesus Christ to the believer.

Scriptural References

Rom. 2:13 Rom. 4:5-8, 24-25 Rom. 5:1-10, 17-21
Rom. 3:24-31 I Cor. 6:11 Rom. 8:28-30