Monday, 9 June 2008

John Stott on Justification and Pardon Terminology

"Some scholars maintain that 'justification' and 'pardon' are synonymous ... But surely this cannot be so. Pardon is negative, the remission of a penalty or debt; justification is positive, the bestowal of a righteous status, the sinner's reinstatement in the favour and fellowship of God".

John R W Stott - "BST Series - The Message of Romans" - IVP, Leicester (1994) - (p110).

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