Wednesday, April 09, 2008

My Favorite Doctrine

If I had a "favorite" doctrine, a truth from Scripture I love to meditate upon, it would be union with Christ. Our union with the Lord is a sublime reality. I'm taken with it, though I dare not darken counsel with my unlearned words. So, many thanks to Dan for this quote from Calvin which preaches!

Hence it follows, that we can confidenty assure ourselves, that eternal life, of which he himself is the heir, is ours, and that the kingdom of heaven, into which he has entered, can no more be taken from us than from him; on the other hand, that we cannot be condemned for our sins, from the guilt of which he absolves us, seeing he has been pleased that these should be imputed to himself as if they were his own. This is the wondrous exchange made by his boundless goodness. Having become with us the Son of Man, he has made us with himself sons of God…. Having received our mortality, he has bestowed on us his immortality. Having undertaken our weakness, he has made us strong in his strength. Having submitted to our poverty, he has transferred to us his riches. Having taken upon himself the burden of unrighteousness with which we were oppressed, he has clothed us with his righteousness (Institutes of the Christian Religion, IV.17.2).

2 comments:

John said...

Without this union there would be nothing else.

Jonathon said...

Awesome...

Looking forwardto T4G!