Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Commentary from the Orthodox Study Bible

pg. 1527

Ongoing faith in Jesus is the way mankind receives God's righteousness. Justification (being made righteous) by faith is not a one-time "not guilty" verdict, as some may teach. Rather, it is Christ living in us and we in Him (Gal. 2:20). Thus to be justified is to be in communion with Jesis Christ in an ongoing, dynamic, and growing life with Him.