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Rom 5:9  Much more then being now justified by his blood,.... The apostle here argues from justification by Christ to salvation by him, there being a certain and inseparable connection between these two; whoever is justified shall be saved; and speaks of justification "as being now by his blood". Justification in God's mind from eternity proceeded upon the suretyship engagements of Christ to be performed in time; the Old Testament saints were justified of God with a view to the blood of the Lamb which was to be shed; this blood was "now" shed, and an application of justification by it was "now" made to the persons spoken of; which is the reason of this way of speaking. The blood of Christ intends his death, as appears from the context, and shows it to be a violent death; death by the effusion of blood. There is an emphasis upon it, "his blood"; not the blood of bulls and goats, nor of a mere innocent creature, but of Christ the Son of God; which is therefore efficacious to all the purposes for which it was shed, and particularly justification. This being ascribed to it, shows the concern Christ had in it, his blood is here put for the whole matter of justification; the shedding of that being the finishing part of it; and that our justification before God proceeds upon the foot of a satisfaction made to the law and justice of God: hence such as are interested in it,  (Dr. John Gill) 
shall be saved from wrath through him: not from wrath, as a corruption in their own hearts, which oftentimes breaks forth; nor as appearing among the people of God one towards another, which is sometimes very bitter; or as in their avowed enemies, the effects of which they often feel; nor from the wrath of devils, which is as the roaring of a lion; but from the wrath of God, from a sense and apprehension of it in their own consciences, which the law works; from which justification by the blood of Christ frees them; though under first awakenings they feel it, and sometimes, under afflictive dispensations of Providence, are ready to fear it: and also from the infliction of vindictive wrath or punishment for sin; for though they are as deserving of it as others, yet as they are not appointed to it, so they are entirely delivered from it, through Christ's sustaining it in their room and stead: wherefore they are secure from it both in this life, and in the world to come.  (Dr. John Gill)
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. (NASB)
 
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (KJV)
 
And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God's condemnation. (NLT)
 
Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by his blood, we will be saved through him from God's wrath. (NET)

The most amazing of words! How often these days do I hear them explained away by well meaning but deceived religious zealots.  WE HAVE BEEN MADE RIGHT!  It was not by accident, but by the deliberate action of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords upon the Calvary Cross where His blood was shed to make it so.  And this precious flood does now deliver me from the wrath that my sin deserves.  To whom is this wonderful gift available? "...everyone who believes…" Romans 1:16  This is liberty.  Liberty is a great word that comes from the French word Liberte which in essence means to be delivered from oppression.  Why is it that we are so quick to add a whole host of things on to this deliverance based upon our cultural biases that serves only to cumber down a new believer with a load they cannot carry.  They have received the "power of God at work." Yet the zealot requires something extra.  Salvation can only come in their mind if there is the requisite check in the block of the recipe they have concocted.  Perhaps it requires baptism in a certain method in a church building with a specific name over the door.  This is deliverance into bondage.  The whole crux of the reformation begun by Luther was by faith alone, in Christ alone.  Liberty assured!

It is much more reasonable to expect it.  There are fewer obstacles in the way.  If, when we were enemies, he overcame all that was in the way of our salvation; much more have we reason to expect that he will afford us protection now that we are his friends.  This is one ground of the hope expressed in Romans 5:5.  (Dr. Albert Barnes) 
Rom 5:9  Much more then being now justified by his blood,.... The apostle here argues from justification by Christ to salvation by him, there being a certain and inseparable connection between these two; whoever is justified shall be saved; and speaks of justification "as being now by his blood". Justification in God's mind from eternity proceeded upon the suretyship engagements of Christ to be performed in time; the Old Testament saints were justified of God with a view to the blood of the Lamb which was to be shed; this blood was "now" shed, and an application of justification by it was "now" made to the persons spoken of; which is the reason of this way of speaking. The blood of Christ intends his death, as appears from the context, and shows it to be a violent death; death by the effusion of blood. There is an emphasis upon it, "his blood"; not the blood of bulls and goats, nor of a mere innocent creature, but of Christ the Son of God; which is therefore efficacious to all the purposes for which it was shed, and particularly justification. This being ascribed to it, shows the concern Christ had in it, his blood is here put for the whole matter of justification; the shedding of that being the finishing part of it; and that our justification before God proceeds upon the foot of a satisfaction made to the law and justice of God: hence such as are interested in it,  (Dr. John Gill) 
shall be saved from wrath through him: not from wrath, as a corruption in their own hearts, which oftentimes breaks forth; nor as appearing among the people of God one towards another, which is sometimes very bitter; or as in their avowed enemies, the effects of which they often feel; nor from the wrath of devils, which is as the roaring of a lion; but from the wrath of God, from a sense and apprehension of it in their own consciences, which the law works; from which justification by the blood of Christ frees them; though under first awakenings they feel it, and sometimes, under afflictive dispensations of Providence, are ready to fear it: and also from the infliction of vindictive wrath or punishment for sin; for though they are as deserving of it as others, yet as they are not appointed to it, so they are entirely delivered from it, through Christ's sustaining it in their room and stead: wherefore they are secure from it both in this life, and in the world to come.  (Dr. John Gill)
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. (NASB)
 
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (KJV)
 
And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God's condemnation. (NLT)
 
Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by his blood, we will be saved through him from God's wrath. (NET)

The most amazing of words! How often these days do I hear them explained away by well meaning but deceived religious zealots.  WE HAVE BEEN MADE RIGHT!  It was not by accident, but by the deliberate action of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords upon the Calvary Cross where His blood was shed to make it so.  And this precious flood does now deliver me from the wrath that my sin deserves.  To whom is this wonderful gift available? "...everyone who believes…" Romans 1:16  This is liberty.  Liberty is a great word that comes from the French word Liberte which in essence means to be delivered from oppression.  Why is it that we are so quick to add a whole host of things on to this deliverance based upon our cultural biases that serves only to cumber down a new believer with a load they cannot carry.  They have received the "power of God at work." Yet the zealot requires something extra.  Salvation can only come in their mind if there is the requisite check in the block of the recipe they have concocted.  Perhaps it requires baptism in a certain method in a church building with a specific name over the door.  This is deliverance into bondage.  The whole crux of the reformation begun by Luther was by faith alone, in Christ alone.  Liberty assured!

It is much more reasonable to expect it.  There are fewer obstacles in the way.  If, when we were enemies, he overcame all that was in the way of our salvation; much more have we reason to expect that he will afford us protection now that we are his friends.  This is one ground of the hope expressed in Romans 5:5.  (Dr. Albert Barnes) 


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