Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case things that accompany salvation.
And Things That Accompany Salvation . . . Justification Romans 5:1
Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. The miracle of justification. Romans 3:24
2. The manner of justification. Romans 4:5
3. The means of justification Romans 3:23
Two-Fold Means of Justification:
1. Repentance toward God. Romans 3:28
2. Faith toward God.
3. The manifestations of justification. Matthew 12:37
Justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
And Things that Accompany Salvation . . . Regeneration John 3:3
In reply Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
1. Regeneration means to be born again. John 3:5
2. Regeneration means to have a change of heart. John 3:6-8
And Things That Accompany Salvation . . . Adoption Galatians 4:4-5
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
1. A state of sonship .
2. A state of heirship .
adoption is the gracious act of God by which the justified and regenerated believer is constituted a Son of God.