Justification—to declare righteous or not guilty.
The speeding ticket. Caught going too fast on radar, we may even admit to the officer our violation. But what if, because of some legal technicality, our ticket is dismissed? We are in fact guilty, but are declared not guilty. On the basis of imputation of Christ’s righteousness to us, you and I are declared guilty. It is called “justification.” We know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. Galatians 2:16 Feeling guilty about your sin? Good. Turn to Christ and be declared righteous. God will look at you through the cross where your sin was paid in full, so that even though in fact guilty, you are declared righteous.
Jay A. Quine has served as a pastor for 16 years in Texas, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Jay Quine has served as the Chair of the Master of Divinity Program, and Dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University. Later, Dr. Jay A. Quine served as a Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Published and honored on multiple levels and in many arenas, Dr. Jay Quine is considered to be a voice of legal authority on issues involving church and para-church Christian institutions.