Monday, August 17, 2009
You're Not Righteous.....Christ is!
Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching about justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone from Galatians 2:15-21. It's a tough passage in a few places and preaching the doctrine could lead some to think you're preaching antinomianism. However, Paul addresses that in this text as well by pointing out that in Christ you are new and no longer live to build up what you've worked hard to destroy. In all, this doctrine is important because of the fact that you and I are not righteous. We cannot obtain the perfect righteousness required by God without the imputation of Christ's righteousness to us. Until we know that we are not righteous I don't think we'll realize the preciousness of the doctrine of justification. May we live and trust in the righteousness of Christ that has been given to those who believe!