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A Study: Romans 3 Pt. 2

Last post laid the ground work for this post. Romans 3 is packed with truths and fundamental wisdom every one needs to know. It drives home one simple fact: God's saving grace comes through Christ's death and resurrection.

Before going any further, I recommend you read the previous post.

Romans 3:25 "propitiation" means to satisfy or appease. "Forebearance" means to hold back.

One of the Hebrew names of God is Jehovah describing God's nature as a righteous judge. As the righteous judge, He must punish sin.

In Romans 3:25, we read of God's forebearance passing over the sins of the world. In other words, God held back His wrath from those who sin. Instead of destroying everyone the moment they sin, God graciously holds back His judgement.


To save sinners (which is all of mankind based on Romans 3:23) from the eternal punishment they deserve for their sins and to lead everyone back to Him (Romans 2:4).

Christ's sacrifice satisfied the offended holiness and wrath of God against those who sin (Isaiah 53:11-12). Man must accept Christ's sacrifice on the Cross in order to be saved from God's wrath.

Man is incapable of satisfying God's justice apart from Christ, except by spending an eternity in hell.

Romans 3:26- the wisdom of God's plan allowed Him to punish Jesus in the place of sinners and thereby justify- or declare innocent and guiltless- those who are guilty without compromising His justice.


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