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Christ Our Righteousness, Page 65

Justification by faith is God’s way of saving sinners; His way of convicting sinners of their guilt, their condemnation, and their utterly undone and lost condition. It is also God’s way of canceling their guilt, delivering them from the condemnation of His divine law, and giving them a new and right standing before Him and His holy law. Justification by faith is God’s way of changing weak, sinful, defeated men and women into strong, righteous, victorious Christians.

Now if it be true that justification by faith is “the third angel’s message in verity,”-in fact, in reality,-it must be that the genuine understanding and appropriation of the third angel’s message is designed to do for and in those who receive it, the full work of justification by faith. That this is its purpose, is evident from the following considerations:

1. The great threefold message of Revelation 14, which we designate by the term “the third angel’s message,” is declared to be “the everlasting gospel.” Revelation 14:6.

2. The message makes the solemn announcement that the “hour of His judgment is come.”

3. It admonishes all who are to meet God at His great tribunal, to be judged by His righteous law, to “fear God, and give glory to Him,”-and to “worship Him that made heaven, and earth.” Verse 7.

4. The result, or fruitage, of this message of warning and admonition is the development of a people of whom it is declared: “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the

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