Justification is the state of being void of offense toward God. It is made possible through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. It is the act of God in forgiving the transgressions of a penitent sinner. Justification is the result of repentance and faith (Romans 8:1,2; 3:23-26;1 John 1:7). The genuinely justified person has “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (5:1,2). Justification signifies the pardon (forgiveness) aspect of the new birth.