Because I cannot seem to come up with any creative thought on my own, I thought I'd quote something beautiful from the 2nd London Baptist Confession of 1689 regarding justification. This is article 11 Sections 2 and 6:
Faith which receives Christ's righteousness and depends on Him is the sole instrument of justification, yet this faith is not alone in the person justified, but is always accompanied by all the other saving graces. And it is not a dead faith, but works by love.
The justification of believers during the Old Testament period was in all these respects exactly the same as the justification of New Tesatment believers.
What do you think of that? If you'd like to view the confession's full dealing with justification to try and figure out how sections 2 and 6 of article 11 fit together, you can check it out here.
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