NKJV 1. Therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2. through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. According to Paul, once justification happens, so does peace. More specifically, that peace is more than just a ceasefire agreement. It is the joining of two opposing sides to one side, establishing a common bond. I started a thread on the issue of imputed versus infused righteousness that was not really given any attention. So here is another passage that I have been giving a lot of study. If justification is infused righteousness, then peace cannot be something that believers actually have. It can only be something we hope to attain eventually. This isn't what the text says though. It says that since we are justified, we HAVE peace. It is something I own as a believer.