Friday, June 08, 2012

In Christ

“The importance of these elements [received by faith, joined to Christ in death and resurrection, and being 'in Christ'] is that together they demonstrate that justification is not a mere declaration of pardon that could be bestowed without any real change taking place in the sinner. Although the term refers to a change of status from sinner to righteous, justification is inextricably linked to the change in character that comes about through being united with Christ.”—New Testament Theology, page 440

<idle musing>
Indeed! Justification without transformation is an impossibility...If God gets you, he will transform you. If you aren't transformed, I doubt you ever really submitted your will to his. Strong statement, I know, but it is true!
</idle musing>

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