God's Purpose & Glory
A just God and Savior is what distinguishes the only True God from idols. All false views of the Atonement and Justification fail in this area. The produce a god, an idol of the imagination who is neither just or a Savior. But the God of the Bible was glorified in the victorious and effectual Redemption accomplished by Christ. It is the work that established righteousness that is imputed to God's people for Justification.
  By Blood
Justification must have a solid foundation of an Effectual Atonement. This means that both the intent and affect of the death of Christ was successful. All for whom Christ died will be saved. Not one for whom He died will see be condemned. His death does not potentially save anyone or render people merely savable. Christ's death actually does the saving of the sinner.

Christ-Centered Justification based on the truth of Imputation and the Effectual Atonement of Christ
Justification by Grace
  Imputed Righteousness
The merit of the Person and work of Christ in His entire obedience is imputed (legally transfered) to the account of the sinner. This is the ground of Justification.
This righteousness is received by God-given faith and is the basis for the believer's assurance of salvation. Christ is called "The Lord Our Righteousness" and that is exactly what He becomes to His people when they are justified.
How Can a Man Be Just With God?
by Scott Price

The doctrine of Justification is the heart of  the gospel of grace. It is a message that MUST be true to qualify as the gospel message that God uses to be "the power of God unto salvation". If a preacher is wrong on this aspect of the gospel then he preaches a false gospel. If a church does not hold to the Biblical doctrine of Justification then they are a false church. There are plenty of each out there. As a matter of fact, Biblical fact, the vast majority are in that category.

How can a man be just with God? That is one of the most important questions that can be asked. The gospel of grace clearly gives the answer to that important question.  One cannot be said to understand and believe the gospel until they understand and believe that justification is by the imputation of Christ's righteousness, a righteousness that was obtained for the elect and imputed as the sole ground of salvation. This is the central message of the Gospel. May the Lord give you spiritual eyes to understand the difference between true and false Justification. Below are links to articles both on our site and others that will lead to other sites. Read with care. Check what you read with God's word.

For more information please email Scott Price at GospelDefense@gmail.com

God-given faith looks to Christ alone and the work He has done in establishing a perfect righteousness for the Justification of God's elect. God's people do not have faith in their faith and are not counting on their faith as condition for Justification. Their faith looks to the perfect object of faith, which is the Christ who Justifies the sinner. Faith is only as good as its object.

   Through Faith Alone

The word of God reveals the gospel of
Justification by Grace. It is a message
God uses to save His people, "the power
 of God unto salvation" (Rom 1:16). It
involves the purpose of God to reveal
Himself as both a just God and Savior,
the Effectual and Particular Atonement
of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Imputation
of Christ' righteousness and the proper
place of God-given faith.

Links on Justification

Justification, The Heart of the Gospel - Scott Price

Righteousness Imputed is Very "Real" - Scott Price

God's Grace in Justifying a Sinner - Robert Traill 1642-1716

The Doctrine of Justification by Faith - John Owen 1616-1683

The Lord Our Righteousness - William Romaine 1714-1795

Imputed Righteousness Defended - William Romaine 1714-1795

Imputed Righteousness Without Works -John Gill 1697-1771

Justification By The Righteousness of Christ
by John Gill 1697-1771

A Sinner's Justification Before God by Robert Bragge (1665-1738)

Christ's Righteousness, Our Comfort - Robert Traill 1642-1716

The Life of Justification Opened
John Brown of Wamfrey 1610-1679

Justification by Faith as Opposed to Works - William Parks

Doctrine of Justification Defended by Johannes VanderKemp (1664-1718)

Justification by Herman Witsius (1636-1708)

A Discourse on Justification by Faith by Don Benedetto (? - 1544)

Whose Righteousness Saves Us? - George Ella

Grace Reigns in our Justification - Abraham Booth 1734-1806

Stand Before God - Augustus Toplady 1740-1778

Free Justification - Octivus Winslow 1807-1878

The Doctrine of Justification - A.W. Pink 1886-1952

Justification - Joseph Irons

Not Faith, But Christ - Horatius Bonar 1808-1889

9 Strong Consolations of Imputed Righteousness
-Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Imputation of Sin to Christ and the Imputation of His
Righteousness to His People - John Brine 1703–1765

The Lord Our Righteousness - William Huntington 1745-1813

Being Ignorant of God's Righteousness by Daniel Smart

Christ's Righteousness - Tobias Crisp 1600-1643

Righteousness - Thomas Bradbury

The Righteousness of God Revealed - Jesse Delves

Robe of Righteousness - Grey Hazlerigg