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Featured Romans 3:26 Often Misused (God is Just and the Justifier of sinners)

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by JonC, Nov 20, 2023.

  1. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
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    Yea, I think that's what I said. :)

    It's interesting to follow all the "that the scripture be fulfilled" mentions during His life in this realm.
     
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    whom God did set forth a mercy seat, through the faith in his blood, for the shewing forth of His righteousness, because of the passing over of the bygone sins in the forbearance of God -- for the shewing forth of His righteousness in the present time, for His being righteous [just], and declaring him righteous [just] who is of the faith of Jesus.

    Is that not, post death and resurrection of Christ? Is the following the same thought as above

    because also Christ once for sin did suffer -- righteous for unrighteous -- that he might lead us to God, having been put to death indeed, in the flesh, and having been made alive in the spirit,
     
  3. JonC

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    It is post Resurrection. It is the New Covenant.
     
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    This post addresses the OP and not any of the following posts.

    Romans 3:25
    God publicly displayed him at his death as the means of reconciliation accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate his righteousness, because God in His forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed.

    Romans 3:26
    This was also to demonstrate his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus' faithfulness.

    Several interpretations are necessary to gain an understanding of this passage.

    I agree with several commentators who see Christ's crucifixion as inaugurating the "now" period of time, and the "passing over the sins previously committed, as referring to before Christ's sacrifice

    Whose sins did God pass over, rather than punish by consignment to Hades? The sins of all those taken to Abraham's bosom!

    The idea of God needing to do something to become just and the justifier is absurd. The idea is God needed to do something so that we (humanity) would perceive God as just in passing over the sins of those who gained approval by faith, because "now" their sins could be washed away because of Jesus' faithfulness as the Lamb of God.
     
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  5. JonC

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    Well put.
     
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