Thursday, August 4, 2011

Observation #8: Justification Has Both a Negative and a Positive Side

From Anthony Hoekem's 'Saved By Grace'.

"On the negative side, it means the forgiveness of our sins. On the positive side, it includes our adoption as children of God and our reception of the right to eternal life. "

In other words, justification includes both the cleansing of our sin, and the full rights of adoption. As we've discussed previously, the full rights of adoption as sons of God includes the imputation of Christ's righteousness. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mike,

    Drew Hunter here. Stumbled across your blog through Dane's. It was good to reconnect with you a few weeks ago at the wedding. Hope all is well in STL.

    - Drew