Monday, July 16, 2012

Declared Righteous Before God

Our final acquittal, that is, our being judged righteous before God, will be solely because of Jesus Christ's living a perfect life of obedience to the Father on our behalf, and His offering Himself as a perfect sacrifice on the cross as punishment for our sins. How is this righteousness appropriated by me? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that I am Justified not by my works or anything that I have done, but by faith - and by faith alone. The only way we can receive the benefit of Christ's life and death is by putting our trust in Him - and in Him alone. This is the Gospel.

Inspired by "What is the Gospel?" by R.C. Sproul at www.Ligoner.org

1 comment:

Jeff Hoots said...

Ah, the Gospel.

The one exception to the rule, "If it sounds too good to be true..."

Why is it the exception? Because it is a miracle.