A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that often we are guilty of thinking of and talking about the doctrine of election in a vacuum, detached from anything corporate and detached from the Elect One, Christ himself. The same can be true when
Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners…
we think about the doctrine of justification. Luther, for example, said that the doctrine of justification was the doctrine upon which the church stood or fell. Taken by itself, this statement could suggest that justification is something that stands or falls by itself; that it is not tied to or related to anything else. As we will see, this is not the case. In fact, what we learn is that just like with election, justification is an aspect of our union with Christ.
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