Better Than We Started

19 Apr

It is not only that we are forgiven, but over and above being forgiven, the righteousness of Jesus Christ is put to our account, is put upon us…

Unfallen Adam was righteous, but it was his own righteousness as a created being, it was the righteousness of a man. Adam never had the righteousness of Jesus Christ upon him. What he lost was his own righteousness. But you and I are not merely given back a human righteousness, the righteousness that Adam had before he fell—we are given the righteousness of Jesus Christ. “Much more”—abundance, superabundance—give full weight to it! We receive this abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.

martyn lloyd-jonesD. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 5, Assurance Zondervan, 1972

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One Response to “Better Than We Started”

  1. Earl Vordenberg April 19, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    I LIKE IT.

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