Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P58 (07-25-22)
It is God Who Justifies the Wicked, Not the Righteous
There is something in the human nature, our flesh, our pride in self that wants to believe that God justifies those that are righteous. We think, we are not as bad as someone else. Yet we are told in the Scriptures that God justifies the wicked, not the righteous. Why is that? Because there isn’t any one righteous in and of themselves. No one is good, no not one. No one is righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10). Only by a person’s faith in Jesus, the Only Righteous One, is a person declared righteous in God’s sight. And it is because of Jesus, and His righteousness (not our own) that we can be declared righteous in His sight forever.
Romans 4:5 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly (the wicked), his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 3:26 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P57 (07-20-22)
Jesus is Our Everything to All in Those in Christ Jesus
When a person is in Christ Jesus, Jesus is our everything. He is our Righteousness. He is our Holiness. He is our Sanctification. He is our Forgiveness. He is our Reconciliation. He is our Redeemer. He is our Life Giver. He is our Justifier. He is our everything, for we cannot do anything apart from Him. For He lives in us and directs us and instructs us in the world today.
Yet we see so many “churches” are out there being busy and barren all caught up in religion. They fail to realize that the church is the body of believers and have been instructed to go out into the world and share Jesus with the world, for we are Christ’s ambassadors.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P56 (07-19-22)
Jesus Did Not Atone For Sin ~ He Took Away Sin
The majority of pastors and teachers are teaching that Jesus atoned for the sins of the whole world. That is a lie. Jesus did not atone for sin. He did not cover sins like the blood of bulls and goats. Jesus took away the sins of the whole world and took them away from the eyes of God to never see them again. So you say, well then, does that mean everyone is saved? No. Salvation is not getting your sins forgiven. Salvation is LIFE. His Life coming into the believer when a person places faith in Jesus, God in the flesh, who took away their sins on the cross. Believe it. Place faith in Him. Stop placing faith in your asking for ongoing forgiveness.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P55 (07-18-22)
Understanding Our Justification in Christ Jesus
In today’s lesson, Bob explains what our justification means in Christ Jesus.
Justification deals with the entirety of what salvation is all about, which is, which includes certainly the forgiveness of sins and the taking away of sin, which we still don’t understand in many instances. But even more importantly is the imputation of the righteousness that has to come to us from God. And therefore being declared righteous in the sight of God, we are now totally justified in the sight of God. Now we have this misconception that if I could just be declared innocent that I’d be neat. In other words, if I never sinned again, or if somebody could say Bob, I’m gonna treat you as if you’ve never sinned, you’d be wonderful. No, I wouldn’t. I’d still be a sinner, I would still be a forgiven sinner.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P38 (02-23-22)
What God did you respond to folks? The god who rewards the righteous or the GOD Who Justifies the Wicked?
We will review a bit of yesterday’s program and then continue on with taking A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection with that same lesson. The importance of this message can not be overstated. God is the one that justifies the wicked. He doesn’t reward the righteous, for there aren’t any. The sooner we understand that, the sooner we come to the end of ourselves and the sooner we can share the full truth of the gospel with others.
Now, is that good news, or is that bad news? Well to the self-righteous, I don’t like that because I want to make myself holy. And so we walk around and think we’re going to make ourselves holy, by what we wear, the length of our hair, what we wear to compare all to everything else. You just go right down the line as to the mindset of the person who thinks they’re going to make themselves holy. But what they do instead of recognizing … Listen to Broadcast & Read More