Paul casts Abraham, as the father of faith and quotes
David, the great King and Prophet, to speak of the
Gospel promise of JUSTIFICATION by FAITH in Christ.
1. Justification is FORENSIC vs 3-4 ïƒ Gn 15:1-6
a)Forensic justification - it is not to be made
righteous, but to be declared righteous. Eph 2:1-ff /
b)The covenant in Genesis: if I brake my Covenant,
may I be cut like those animals.
2. Justification PREDATES the Law
a)Abraham lived 430 years before Moses and was
justified by faith alone.If Righteousness was imputed
to him before the Law, it means that righteousness by
faith, is apart from the Law.
b)If the Law came 430 years later, it is
anachronistic to argue for a combination of effects
(faith and works) in Abrahamâ€™s justification.
3.Justification is by FAITH ALONE 4-5
a)Synergism versus Monergism.
b)Justification is not a mixture of FAITH and WORKS
c)Justification is NOT the first stage to
d)Forensic Justification by Faith Alone implies
complete Forgiveness 6-7
4. Forensic Justification by Faith Alone was always
the Plan 9-12
a)Paul pitches Abraham justification against his
circumcision - the sign of the covenant - Paul
proves that FAITH precedes and is superior to SIGNS.
God made the Covenant, Jesus kept it and we receive
the blessings, by FAITH ALONE in CHRIST ALONE.