Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 19

Q & A 33
Q What is justification?
A Justification is an act of God’s free grace,1 wherein he pardons all our sins,2 and accepts us as righteous in His sight,3 only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us,4 and received by faith alone.*5

*1 Romans 3:24.
*2 Romans 4:6-8; 2 Corinthians 5:19.
*3 2 Corinthians 5:21.
*4 Romans 4:6, 11; Romans 5:19.
*5 Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9.

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