Monday, April 02, 2007

Holy Week-- Monday

Christ on the Cross (1520)
by Albrecht Altdorfer

"But now a righteousness from God, apart from law,
has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness from God
comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
There is no difference, for all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God,
and are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."
Romans 3:21-24

"The biblical-evangelical view [of Christ's atoning sacrifice]
takes into consideration
both God's gracious initiative and
the need for human decision and obedience.
Salvation involves both the objective work of Christ on the cross
and the response of faith,
made possible by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is a past accomplishment,
a present experience, and a future hope."
--Donald Bloesch, Jesus Christ--Savior and Lord, p. 167.

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