13 August 2009

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, in order that . . .

. . . we might be forgiven?

. . . we would be pardoned forever?

. . . we would be reconciled to God?

All true theologically, but not what Peter says:

. . . having died to sins, we might live to righteousness.

He died to reverse the inveterate proclivity to (as Berkouwer put it) base our justification on our sanctification and instead base our sanctification on our justification.

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