What was mine is His

31 Dec

Martin Luther:

It follows now that the man who is righteous through faith does not
through himself give to anyone what is his; he does this through another, namely, Jesus Christ, who alone is so righteous as to render to all what should be rendered them. As a matter of fact, they owe everything to Him. But he who believes in Christ and by the spirit of faith has become one with Him not only renders satisfaction now to all but also brings it about that they owe everything to him, since he has all things in common with Christ. His sins are no longer his; they are Christ’s. . . . Again, Christ’s righteousness now belongs not only to Christ; it belongs to His Christian.

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