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Word Study: Justification

Word family: Justification, just, justify, justice.

Synonyms: Made accepted, deemed righteous, counted worthy

Related ideas: Sufficiency, uprightness, faith and obedience, sacrifice, mercy, judgment

Greek References: dikaiosis 1347 cf 1342-1349 (Strong)

Definitions: Justification is being made right and deemed righteous, because sins have been forgiven and blotted out.


  Justifiied by grace   Justified by Christ’s death   Justified by faith and obedience

Comment: We cannot have sufficient righteousness to be justified by our own works without faith in Jesus Christ. Neither can we be justified by faith alone without works.

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