To Keach not only was Justification an act of God’s doing, but it was an act of his grace. Grace brought deliverance and deliverance brought justification. For Keach this order could not be changed or re-worked as God first enacted his grace in saving a perishing world/people. Justification was grace’s greatest gift.
“…. the lost world should be left under utter despair… but there is a way found out in the infinite wisdom of God, and according to his unspeakable grace and goodness, to deliver us from sin and guilt; and so to justify us before God..”
Quote taken from Keach’s: Marrow of True Justification, p. 5.