Justification (theology)

concept of Christian theology
The Harrowing of Hell as depicted by Fra Angelico

In Christian theology, justification is God's act of pardoning someone's sins, because of their belief in Christ.[1]

The idea of justification is found in several books of both the Old Testament, and New Testament. Protestants believe justification is the line that divided the Roman Catholics from the Protestants during the Reformation[2]


  1. "Justification". WebBible Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
  2. For example, Kurt Aland, A History of Christianity, vol. 2, trans. James Schaaf (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986) p. 13-14.