149 – Consequences of Justification
CONSEQUENCES OF JUSTIFICATION
§ 149. The consequences of justification are peace with God,1 a good conscience,2 comfort and consolation under the cross,3 and hope of life everlasting.4
1. The consequences of justification are peace with God,…
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.
Romans 5:1–2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
2. …a good conscience,
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.
Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
3. …comfort and consolation under the cross,
Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
4. …and hope of life everlasting
Titus 3:7 That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Romans 5:2, 21 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (21) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.