"Christ was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification" Romans 4:25 NIV
"Paul is indeed the man who
extols Christ in a masterly manner, telling us exactly why and for what purpose
he suffered and how we should conform ourselves to his sufferings, namely, that
he died for our sins. This is a correct interpretation of the sufferings of
Christ, by which we may profit. And as it is not sufficient to know and believe
that Christ has died, so it will not suffice to know and believe that he rose
with a transfigured body and is now in a state
of joy and blessedness, no longer subject to mortality, for all this would
profit me nothing or very little. But when I come to understand the fact that
all the works God does in Christ are done for me, nay, they are bestowed upon
and given to me, the effect of his resurrection being that I also will arise and
live with him; that will cause me to rejoice. This must be brought home to our
hearts, and we must not merely hear it with the ears of our body nor merely
confess it with our mouth...
Martin Luther, Church Postil, c. 1525.
Yes, folks, it's all about justification!
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