February 6, 2011
Justice- The concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, fairness or equity along with the punishment of said ethics.
Justification- God's act of declaring or making a sinner righteous before God, a judgment that declares one right in the present tense, not a declaration for the future. Justification is the judicial, legal act of God to divinely declare a sinner “not guilty” of trespass because the requirements for payment has been met by the completed work of Jesus Christ and His righteousness.
Genesis 18:25; Psalm 96:13 The bible makes it perfectly clear that God rules and He will judge all.
John 5:22; Romans 2:16 The bible also makes it clear that the Father will have Christ be the judge.
JUSTICE FOR THE JUSTIFIED
Romans 5:18; II Corinthians 5:17-19 These verses make it clear that it was the finished work of Christ that brought reconciliation freely and that God did not impute (charge) sin to our account.
Romans 8:30; Acts 13:39 The results of being justified are immediate and permanent taking place at the moment of receiving Christ as savior. Justification is far more than Old Testament obedience.
Romans 3:24 We are justified by the grace (un-merited favor) of God.
Romans 5:9 We are justified by the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 3:28 We are justified by faith, (given to us from Christ Galatians 2:20) in Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:3-4; Galatians 2:16 Paul the Apostle makes it clear in his writings that good works does not count for anything regarding our standing with God.
THE EFFECTS OF JUSTIFICATION
I Corinthians 1:30 We now appear to God as if we have never sinned and He regards us as perfect.
Romans 5:1 Through justification, we now have peace with God.
Romans 8:1, 33-34 Because of justification we are delivered from any condemnation of guilt or sin.
Romans 8:17 Through justification, we will be ushered into God's home as His children in whom He is well pleased because of our 'right' standing with Him and we will share in Christ's inheritance.
Romans 14:10; II Corinthians 5:10 Because of justification, when we stand before Christ at the Christian Judgment Seat it will not be for punishment for sin but rewards for our Christian works.
JUSTICE FOR THE LOST
Revelation 20:11-15 The justice that will be given out for those that refuse to receive Jesus Christ as savior will happen according as it is written in these sobering verses of scripture.
Revelation 20:7-11 We know through these verses that the final Great White Throne Judgment will not take place until after the millennium kingdom of Christ.
Revelation 20:12 We can see from God's word that there are books that are kept in which are recorded all the sins that each lost person has committed during their life. It appears that there will be degrees of justice (punishment) according to the severity of their sin, (Luke 12:46-48).
Revelation 20:12, 15 At the conclusion of each lost person's judgment, they that were not found in the Book of Life are cast into the eternal lake of fire.