Our Sins Were Crucified With Christ
“Reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
Our sins were crucified with Christ. They were put to death when He died, for He was our covenant head, and we were legally represented by Him. The law has no more right to condemn us that it has to condemn Him. Justice is bound to deal with us as it has with our Saviour. “He that is dead is freed” from the sin for which He died; so are we! If we do not see this complete mortification in Him, sin will reign in us. No sin can be crucified in heart or life unless it be first pardoned in conscience. If the believer does not see HIS PERFECT DEADNESS IN CHRIST, he will open wide a door to unbelief. If a believer does not see HIS COMPLETENESS IN CHRIST, he leaves room for attacks of self righteousness and legalism. If Christ be not all, self will feed personal merit and importance.
Very good, and practical paragraph! I looked up the author online and found a short article on his life (1714-1795). He was well known in England during his life, and served in several prominant positions; he also wrote several treatises and books on Evangelical doctrine. Among his best known works is “Treatisea Upon the Life, Walk and Triumph of Faith.”
Thank you for sharing. I was not very familiar with this brother but had seen his name mentioned by J.C. Philpot very favourably in some of his writings, as well as others speaking highly of him. I am thankful to God that I can share his faithful gospel witness with the saints. :)