Not merely “just as if I’d never sinned”

The following quote from Raised With Christ was shared on Crosspointe’s blog and surely is something worth getting excited about this Easter!

Jesus was so full of merit that not only did he have enough righteousness to cancel out our sin and enough that he deserved to be raised from the dead, but he still had abundantly more credit remaining in his account. As a result, our justification consists not just of a canceling of our debt, but also of an imputing to us of the righteousness of Christ. It is not only “just as if I’d never sinned,” but also, “just as if I’d already completed a perfect life.” Jesus doesn’t merely give us a clean slate and then sit back and watch whether we will mess it up again. .

via The CrossPointe: Why We Love the Resurrection : : 3.

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