Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sin Forgiven and Overcome

"A legal mode of thinking gives indwelling sin an advantage, because nothing so cuts the nerve of the desire to pursue holiness as much as a sense of guilt.  On the contrary, nothing so motivates us to deal with sin in our lives as does the understanding and the application of the two truths that our sins are forgiven and the dominion of sin is broken becuase of our union with Christ.

"Robert Haldane in his commentary of Romans...said, 'No sin can be crucified in  heart of life, unless it is first pardoned in conscience...  If it be not mortified [put to death] in its guilt, it cannot be subdued in its power.'"

-- Jerry Bridges, "The Discipline of Grace"

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