me & Hitler?” Not really… For ALL have sinned and all short o the glory o God. So, Adol Hitler is just as much a candidate orsalvation as anyone else. We actually use this verse out o context.Paul isn’t trying to show how bad we are (he’s already done that inprevious verses) but he’s proving to us how ‘saveable’ we all are.I God can save any one particular person, He can save anyone.Because there’s no dierence.
5. Freely by His grace.”
“Freely” is translated elsewhere -“Without cause”. God didn’t save me because He ound somethingin me worthy o salvation, nor because He oreknew that I’d dosomething wonderul or Him ater I was saved. It was completelywithout cause, by His grace… because o HIS character, not mine.
6. “The redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Redemption: A releasing, or payment o a ransom.” Jesus paid thedebt that we rightully owed. Without Christ paying the penalty orsin, there’d be no justifcation.
Purpose of Justification (vs. 25 - 26)
1. “As a sacrifce or atonement.”
(propitiation) Reerringto the mercy seat, where blood rom the sacrifces was poured tosymbolically cover the sins o the people, releasing them rom guilt.The cross was a fnal place o atonement where all sins were dealt with.“By his blood” Lev. 17:11 equates blood with lie.. And spilt blood(i.e. Death) was required to atone or sin. “without the shedding o blood there is no orgiveness.” Heb. 9:22 Christ ulflled the O.T.requirement or an atoning sacrifce by his blood.
2. “To demonstrate his justice.”
Even though He doesn’timmediately strike a sinner down when he sins, God has shown that sindoesn’t go unpunished. He dealt with all sin at one time on the cross.“To be the just and the justifer” Any plans or salvation would have to