Terry’s Pastor on Judgement

This was too good for just a comment box! :0

You will enjoy my brief synopsis of our pastor’s explanation of justification and what the cross bought for us from Sunday’s service:

Imagine you died. You’re brought before a large judicial bench, where The Father sits awaiting to tell you your eternal destiny. The prosecution, if you will, calls 3 witnesses. The first is the law, which condemns you outright. And that’s based on the law you broke even after coming into relationship with the Father. The second witness is Satan, the accuser of the brethren, who for the first time in his lying life tells the truth about how no good you are. The third witness is your conscience, which also condemns you as it testifies to the times it tried to implore you to do the right thing and you ignored it so much it became seared. Your doom seems set. Until the only hope you have steps forward. Your Defense Attorney/Propitiation/Mediator all in one rises not to defend you (we have no defense) but to proclaim that your guilt was imputed to Him, and His innocence conferred upon you according to the terms that the Judge set Himself. Your faith in Him justifies you, and you are freed from the curse you rightfully deserve according to the law, the accuser, and even your conscience.

Why anyone would choose the law over a deal like that is truly beyond me!

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8 thoughts on “Terry’s Pastor on Judgement

  1. So glad you enjoyed my comment (actually our pastor’s comments) enough to warrant a post.

    God’s grace is amazing isn’t it? The reality of it, as much as our human minds can comprehend it, leaves me breathless with gratitude.

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Terry,

    His Grace is wonderful and beyond comprehension.

    That is why it is so sad when others are bound as slaves to the law, the accuser, or even their own conscience. We have been set at liberty from them and have become willing slaves of Christ who has brought the perfect law, the law of liberty. (James 1:25)

    Galatians 5:1 (ESV) For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

    Galatians 5:13 (ESV) For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

    The Law offers no Grace, just condemnation. Satan offers no Grace, just condemnation. Our own Conscience offers no Grace, just condemnation.

    Christ offered Himself, He is full of Grace. He will not condemn those who truly trust in His Grace.

    Romans 11:6 (ESV) But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

    Berean Wife

  2. That’s awesome. Tears filled my eyes as I read “Until the only hope you have steps forward.”

    Berean Wife Reply:

    hmkjr,

    See why it couldn’t just sit in a comment box!

    If our hope is in Christ plus anything else we are doomed.

    Because we are truly guilty as charged.

    Christ plus our following “The Law”. Doomed!

    Christ plus our “Membership in the Right Church.” Doomed!

    Christ plus our “Righteousness.” Doomed!

    Christ plus our “Perfect Family.” Doomed!

    Christ plus “speaking in Tongues.” Doomed!

    Christ plus “The Pope.” Doomed!

    Christ plus _______________. Doomed!

    Christ Alone!

    Berean Wife

  3. Excellent! And when I finally understood that, I think I felt completely saved, and understood why, for the first time in my life!
    Thanks so much, Terry, for sharing that, and BW, for passing it along.
    Blessings,
    Wendy
    Faith’s Firm Foundation

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Wendy,

    This is why many who claim to be saved will start out with Jesus and then move on to their own works. Jesus plus works. They’ll of course mention Jesus died for them, but then go on to claim that they “live a good live”, “try to do right”, “go to church”, “tithe”, etc. Not that any of those are wrong per say, but that is not what saves a person. It is all of Jesus and only Jesus.

    It is wonderful to depend only on Jesus and not ourselves and let Him be Lord of our life.

    Berean Wife

  4. This was …beautiful. I am crying…thank you…

    Many Blessings 🙂
    Ace

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Ace,

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. It is an easy to remember explanation to share with others about our faith.

    Berean Wife

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