Our Righteousness is in Heaven

“Faith is focused on what is in Heaven, on what we have in Christ at God’s right hand (Col.3:1-4).  Therefore, we must decisively say that sanctification, being on Earth, being in the believer, is no part of the righteousness that is by faith alone.  The righteousness that is of faith alone is the righteousness of the living and dying Christ.  It is that life of perfect holiness that Christ now presents at the bar of justice on our behalf.  The only righteousness we have before God is the righteousness that is now actually before God.  Our righteousness, therefore, is where we need it most – in God’s presence, before God’s law, at the Father’s right hand…As John Bunyan declared, the sublime secret of the Bible is “that a righteouness that resides with a person in Heaven should justify me a sinner on Earth”.

-John Robbins, Trinity Review  #133, The Relationship Between Justification and Sanctification”

Published in: on November 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://tbftgoggi.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/our-righteousness-is-in-heaven/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: