Justification is completely accomplished by God and God alone. As I said earlier, justification is the act of God when He declares or pronounces a sinner to be righteous. In Romans four, Paul writes, “And to the one who does not work but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness” (verse 5). Notice, it is not the religious, the baptized, confessed, self-improved, ritual attending person that is justified but the “ungodly.” Jesus told the Pharisees, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. . . I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” (Matt.9:12, 13).