I have tried to reason out Righteousness by Faith, Justification, Sanctification an it is impossible. It is all accepted by faith in God, we do not have the power of mind to reason out the things of God, we must accept the promises by faith in Him and nothing of ourselves. This is hard for us humans to comprehend, so the best thing for us to do is pray for the faith of Jesus and we will be satisfied.
John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
"No more can you explain the things of God upon the human heart. You cannot explain this faith that lays hold upon the merits of the blood of a crucified and risen Savior to bring Christ's righteousness into your life. Clothed with the righteousness of Christ and not your own righteousness, you will not depend upon what you can do or what you will do. Don't you know you cannot o anything without Christ? "Without Me,' he says, 'you can do nothing." John 15:5. F&W 65
We cannot judge God's word and decide whats truth and what isn't or take someone else's word over God's word.
Isaiah 8:20 "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
"If ever a people needed light, it is those who are living in the very closing days of this earth's history. We want to know what saith the Scripture. We want to come to the living oracles of God. We want that living faith which grasps the arm of infinite power, and we want to rely with all our being upon Jesus Christ, our righteousness. And we may do it. Yes, we do it profitably to our own soul's interest." F&W 66
"You may be united to the Living Vine. Every member of your whole being may be united to that Vine, and the sap and nourishment that come from the Vine will nourish the branch that is in the Vine, until you are one with Christ as He was one with the Father. Thus His blessings will be imparted to you. But friends, we have not had faith. We have dishonored God by unbelief long enough." F&W 67.
I am sure that a lot of this is new to you, but I have given you many texts through out the lessons so you can study this all out yourself and prove from the scripture that we may be attached to the Living Vine and live a godly life in Christ. Keep reading these studies. They are so good. Grandma Joan