Union with the exalted Christ

“The central soteriological reality is union with the exalted Christ by Spirit-created faith. That is the nub, the essence of the way or order of salvation for Paul. The center of Paul’s soteriology, at the center of his theology as a whole, then, is neither justification by faith nor sanctification, neither the imputation of Christ’s righteousness nor the renewing work of the Spirit.”

Richard Gaffin: By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation, Paternoster, 2006, p. 43.

(HT: Guy Davies)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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  1. Some readers might like to look at “Christlikeness” in Chapter 2 of John Stott’s final book The Radical Disciple. 2010 IVP.

    “I want to share with you…………….
    God wants his people to become like Christ…..”
    Rom. 8,29
    2 Cor 3,18
    1 Jn 3,2

    …in His incarnation
    …in His service
    …in His love
    …in His mission

    Read on….. “A farewell book from one of the giants of our generation”.

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