|Statement||by A. Croswell, V.D.M. in Boston.|
|Genre||Early works to 1800.|
|Contributions||American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||BT763 .C7|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 20,  p. (final leaf blank);|
|Number of Pages||20|
|LC Control Number||97192191|
Justification by faith, by grace, by Christ, through Scripture, to the glory of God was to them a single topic, just as a fugue with several voices is a single piece. This justification was to them not theological speculation but a religious reality, apprehended through prayer by revelation from God via the Bible. The doctrine of justification concerns God’s gracious judicial verdict in advance of the day of judgment, pronouncing guilty sinners, who turn in self-despairing trust to Jesus Christ, forgiven, acquitted of all charges and declared morally upright in God’s sight. Had he only said, that Christ by justifying us becomes ours by an essential union, and that he is our head not only in so far as he is man, but that as the essence of the divine nature is diffused into us, he might indulge his dreams with less harm, and, perhaps, it were less necessary to contest the matter with him; but since this principle is like a cuttle-fish, which, by the ejection of dark and inky . Paul writes in Romans that it is by the obedience of one, that is, Jesus Christ, that many are “constituted” (not, “made,” as is the translation of the Authorized Version there) righteous, just as all of us were constituted guilty by “one man’s disobedience.”.
heart of man would make of the doctrines of grace. He foresaw that nature would argue, that because the elect are saved by grace without the works of the law, there was no obligation for them to perform good works at all; and that because they are accepted freely in the Beloved, "without money and. The doctrine of the imputation of Christ’s obedience has been denied. The New Perspective on Paul, especially N. T. Wright, has redrawn the map of New Testament theology in such a way that confusion is widespread as to just what justification is and how it relates to the gospel and conversion and judgment. 1 The a rise of the b Church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the c coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly d organized and established agreeable to the e laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April—. [Justification] is the doctrine which insists that all who share faith in Christ belong at the same table, no matter what their racial differences.” So in Wright’s estimation, justification is an ecumenical and ecclesiological issue, not a soteriological one. Page
An attempt to preserve the doctrine of justification by faith alone motivates this teaching. To require any obedience to Christ is seen by these teachers as making salvation dependent upon our works. Yet all this teaching does is misrepresent the biblical teaching on faith. Indeed, works do not contribute to our justification. The doctrine of imputation of the righteousness of Christ means: “An act of God of His mere love and grace; whereby, on the consideration of the mediation of Christ, He makes an effectual grant and donation of a true, real, perfect righteousness, even that of Christ Himself, unto all that believe; and accounting it as theirs, on His. Heavenly Father is the Supreme Creator. Through Jesus Christ, He created heaven and earth and all things in them (see Moses ). Alma said, “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Alma ). And the remedy for that is another historical Person - the God-man, Jesus Christ, who came in space and time to undo what Adam did. He trusted and obeyed God perfectly, so that all who are in him by faith have that obedience imputed to them and become right with God forever. ("Adam, Christ, and Justification: Part I").