Friday, August 31, 2007

Folks, if this doesn't encourage you, then I'm afraid you need some help spiritually...
"There is probably no passage in the Scriptures in which the doctrine of
justification is more concisely or clearly stated than in 2 Corinthians 5:21 [He
made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him. ]. Our sins were imputed to Christ, and his
righteousness is imputed to us. He bore our sins; we are clothed in his
righteousness...Chris bearing our sins did not make him morally a sinner...nor
does Christ's righteousness become subjectively ours, it is not the moral
quality of our souls...our sins were the judicial ground of the sufferings of
Christ, so that they were a satisfaction of justice; and his righteousness is
the judicial ground of our acceptance with God, so that our pardon is an act of
justice...It is not mere pardon, but justification alone, that gives us peace
with God!
(quoted by Charles Hodge in John Piper, Counted Righteous in Christ, 82-83).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen, Geoff!

Dad

your wifey ;-) said...

Thats some good stuff!

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