“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