Henry Mahan

[1] To be justified is to HAVE PEACE WITH GOD! (Rom. 5:1). "Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God."

[2] To be justified is to be FREE FROM ALL CHARGES! (Rom. 8:33). "Who can lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God who justifieth."

[3] To be justified is to HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND GLORY! (Rom 8:30). "And whom He justified, them He also glorified."

[4] To be justified is to BE AN HEIR OF GOD! (Tit. 3:7). "Being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

These riches of His grace make all the more important the question raised in Job 25:4, "How then can man be justified with God?" Find the answer and one will find all that He needs in this life and in the life to come.


Henry Mahan

The account in Romans of how Abraham was justified and received righteousness by faith was not recorded for his sake alone nor applicable only to him, but it is by faith that every believer is justified and sanctified. Righteousness shall be imputhed to us, as well as to Abraham, IF WE BELIEVE GOD, Who is identified in Rom. 4:23-25 by the fact that He raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. To believe for salvation is not to believe only in the existence of God, but to believe on Him in regard to His gospel! Saving faith involves the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who was promised of God, sent by God, bruised by God, raised by God, and seated victoriously on the Father's right hand.

Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
Ashland, Ky.

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