“The New Testament portrays the ‘Christ event’, which happened two thousand years ago, as the finished, perfect work of God for the salvation of all His people, both Jew and gentile. The gospel- the first coming of Christ- wins for believers all the riches of glory. The acceptance of the believer with God is perfect the moment he believes because Christ and His work are perfect. The status of the believer can never be improved upon- he possesses all the riches of Christ. There is nothing the believer will possess in glory that he does not now possess in Christ. All this he possesses by faith, but that it is by faith does not make it any less real.”
Graeme Goldsworthy, Gospel and Kingdom: A Christian Interpretation of the Old Testament, p. 95.
(HT: John Fonville)