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The Idea of Substitution

“In all the forms of expression hitherto mentioned–Christ was made a curse for us; he was made sin for us; he bore our sins, he was made a sin offering–there is the idea of substitution. 133 more words

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How Is the Punishment of Sin Removed?

“The Scriptures, therefore, clearly teach that Jesus Christ delivers us from the punishment of our sins, by offering himself as a sacrifice in our behalf; that as under the old dispensation, the penalties attached to the violations of the theocratical covenant, were removed by the substitution and sacrifice of bulls and of goats, so under the spiritual theocracy, in the living temple of the living God, the punishment of sin is removed by the substitution and death of the Son of God. 86 more words

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The Robe of Beauty

“We are saved by faith, not by works. (Eph. 2:9). Nay, men are said to be justified without works; to be in themselves ungodly when justified: and it is not until they are justified that they perform any real good works. 155 more words

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The Law Knows No Compromise

“Paul therefore warns all those who look to works for justification, that they are debtors to do the whole law (Gal.5:3). It knows no compromise; it cannot demand less than what is right, and perfect obedience is right, and therefore its only language is as before, ‘Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them’ (Gal 3:10); and, ‘The man which doeth those things shall live by them’ (Rom 10:5). 60 more words

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The Necessity of Christ's Death

“Paul says, ‘If there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.’ Could the law pronounce righteous, and thus give a title to the promised life to those who had broken its commands, there would have been no necessity of any other provision for the salvation of men; but as the law cannot thus lower its demands, justification by the law is impossible. 64 more words


The Great Question

“The great question then is, How is this righteousness to be obtained? We have reason to be thankful that the answer which the Bible gives to this question is so perfectly plain. 103 more words

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Charles Hodge Articles On Justification

Charles Hodge was one of the outstanding Calvinistic theologians of the 19th century. His writings are still being published and his ‘Systematic Theology’ textbook is used in some reformed seminaries. 56 more words

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