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Titus 3:7

Titus 3:7…”So that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” Justification, in the gospel sense, is the free forgiveness of a sinner; accepting him as righteous through the righteousness of Christ received by faith. God, in justifying a sinner in the way of the gospel, is gracious to him, yet is still perfectly just and holy because of Christ’s sacrifice. As forgiveness is through a perfect righteousness, and satisfaction is made to justice by Christ, it cannot be merited by the sinner himself. Eternal life is set before us in the promise; the Spirit works faith in us, and hope of that life; faith and hope bring it near, and we are filled with joy in expectation of it.

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