Justification And Justification Of Justification Essay

2325 Words Oct 25th, 2016 10 Pages
What is the basis of or the act of being justified? In other words, why do we need it? The purpose for the need of justification is important and is what should spur anyone into wanting to completely surrender their life to Christ. The reason that people need justification is so that they can have freedom from their human nature, which is the need to want to sin all of the time. Whether a person actually wants to sin or not is not the point, the point is that no matter what a person says they want to do, they don’t always do, and when they don’t want to do something, they still wind up doing it anyways. The reason for this is because as according to the Scriptures, our flesh is weak. Even Paul understood this, that “evil and sin still exist, and believers are themselves not yet perfected” , which is why Paul felt the need to tell people about the importance of justification. Another reason is because Jesus basically magnifies the Ten Commandments:
‘“You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother’” (Mark 10:19). Matthew’s Jesus repeats and reinforces this message in his Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:21- 22, against murder; vv. 27-30, against adultery; vv. 31-37 against lying/“swearing falsely”). The Jesus of Synoptic tradition, in other words, like Josephus’s Baptizer, foregrounds the Ten Commandments.’

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