Christ Within

“We await salvation from [Christ], not because he appears to us afar off, but because he makes us, ingrafted into his body, participants not only in all his benefits but also in himself. . . .

“Christ has been so imparted to you with all his benefits that all his things are made yours, that you are made a member of him, indeed one with him. Therefore his righteousness overwhelms your sins, his salvation wipes out your condemnation, with his worthiness he intercedes that your unworthiness may not come before God’s sight. . . .

“Christ is not outside us but dwells within us. Not only does he cleave to us by an indivisible bond of fellowship, but with a wonderful communion day by day, he grows more and more into one body with us, until he becomes completely one with us.”

—John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, III.ii.24

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One Response to Christ Within

  1. Scott Elwart says:

    “…his righteousness overwhelms your sins, his salvation wipes out your condemnation, with his worthiness he intercedes that your unworthiness may not come before God’s sight…”

    HALLELUJAH!

    This truth brought joy to my soul as I read it. Thank you brother, for posting it.

    Scott

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