Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Torrance on Theosis

“'...union with Christ lies at the heart of our righteousness in him, for it is through that union that we actually participate in his holy life' [Torrance, Theology in Reconstruction, page 151]. It is this participation or union with God which makes us truly holy, not just legally so. 'Justification is not only the forgiveness of sins, but the bestowal of a positive righteousness that derives from beyond us, and which we have through union with Christ.'[ibid., pages 151-152]”—Theosis, page 164

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Truly righteous, not just imputed, but imparted! It is all by God's grace, but it is truly imparted, not just some legal fiction! This is true salvation! This is what makes life in Christ victorious! Christ in us, the hope of glory, as the scripture says.
</idle musing>

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