“God has provided for your perfect deliverance from sin in Christ.  Everything needed for this purpose was finished by him on the cross.  He was your surety.  He suffered for you.  Your sins were crucified with him and nailed to his cross.  They were put to death when he died, for he was your covenant-head, and you, as a member of his body, were legally represented by him and are indeed dead to sin by his dying to sin once.

The law has now no more right to condemn you, a believer, than it has to condemn him.  Justice is bound to deal with you as it has with your risen and ascended Savior.”

William Romaine, The Life, Walk and Triumph of Faith (Cambridge, 1970), page 280. Style updated.

What is true of Christ is more important to me than what is true of me.

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4 thoughts on “Your risen and ascended Savior”

  1. Rebekah says:

    What beautiful truth. Thank you.

  2. Mike Francis says:

    So, so encouraging! Thanks.

  3. Jeremy says:

    An appropriate Christmas message.

  4. Gavin O. says:

    wow. This is something I am going to be thinking about all Christmas break, and probably beyond. Thank you thank you thank you.

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Ray Ortlund is senior pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and serves as a Council member with The Gospel Coalition. You can follow him on Twitter.

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