Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

“As we come to Christ…empty-handed, claiming no merit of our own, but clinging by faith to His blood and righteousness, we are justified. We pass immediately from a state of condemnation and spiritual death to a state of pardon, acceptance, and the sure hope of eternal life. Our sins are blotted out, and we are “clothed” with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. In our standing before God, we will never be more righteous, even in heaven, than we were the day we trusted Christ, or we are now. Obviously in our daily experience we fall far short of the perfect righteousness God requires. But because He has imputed to us the perfect righteousness of His Son, He now sees us as being just as righteous as Christ Himself,” (emphasis mine).

Jerry Bridges, The Gospel for Real Life, p. 107.

3 Responses to Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

  1. Doug Avent says:

    And that my friends is a mystery indeed, but I do believe ever word of it. Thanks be to God.

  2. Brad Olson says:

    Hi Jerry,

    I just read the first 2 chapters of your “Pursuit of Holiness”. Has your thinking changed since you wrote that book?

    I’d appreciate your comments.

    Brad Olson bradolson@realtor.com

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