posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 02:07 AM
I invite everyone to read a unique commentary on the book of Romans.
Romans 3:21 BUT NOW, no longer does the human race have to strive to attain and maintain God’s acceptance on the basis of who they are and what they
can do. Our decree of judicial perfection in the eyes of God comes not through Christ’s death for our sins, but through our union with Christ’s
resurrection life. If a person believes Christ died for their sins, but does not believe that God’s justice was satisfied, when Christ died for
those sins, that person has not believed Christ died for their sins. God purchased the human race out of sins dominion, never to be returned to the
market place of sin again.
By removing the sin issue from the table of God’s justice, God effectively canceled Satan’s ownership of all the human race. Satan can lay claim
to no person based on that persons sinfulness. If we misunderstand justification, we are going to have a difficult time understanding the cornerstone
that comes prior to sanctification. Since people link a justified standing before God with performance of their own, they also link a sanctified
standing before God with their own performance. And as a result, they believe the degree to which they stand sanctified in God’s eyes depends
entirely upon the degree to which they remain holy in behavior.
If they do not see themselves as being holy in conduct, they do not believe that God sees them as being holy, either. We need to understand that
forgiveness was all upfront and all-inclusive, but when we accept this idea of conditional forgiveness/forgiveness on the installment plan; a little
forgiveness here, a little forgiveness there, the need for new forgiveness for new sin, that is the atonement program of Israel. The truth is, our
deeds do not determine our destiny, our faith in Christ’s faithfulness determines our destiny.
Today people think they have to ask God to forgive them for the sins that God is no longer charging to their account in the first place. Ministers of
righteousness would have people believe God is not totally reconciled in his mind. Satan and his forces want to keep sin on the table of God’s
justice today, as much in the Age of Grace as he has in the other ages. If Satan had known what Jesus Christ would actually accomplish where the sins
of the world are concerned, Satan would not have had Christ crucified.