Justification, it is at the heart of the gospel, the Christian message of salvation. The Bible’s teaching of justification distinguishes the salvation Jesus offers from all other offers of salvation apart from Jesus. Justification is an act of God in which he declares us to be righteous in his sight, so he thinks of our sins as forgiven and He thinks of the righteousness of Jesus as belonging to us. That sounds too good to be true, God the Father thinking of all my sins as forgiven, so they are, and he actually thinks of his Son’s righteousness as being my righteousness, so it actually is. – Yes, I want that!