Monday, September 24, 2012

John Brown on Galatians 2:20: "He is the soul of my soul, the life of my life."

I used this quote from John Brown on Galatians 2:20 ("I am crucified with Christ:  nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me....") in last Sunday's sermon:
Christ died, and in him I died; Christ revived and in him I revived.  I am a dead man with regard to the law, but I am a living man in regard to Christ.  The law has killed me, and by doing so, it has set me free from itself.  I have no more to do with the law.  The life I have now is not the life of a man under the law, but the life of a man delivered from the law; having died and risen again with Christ Jesus, Christ’s righteousness justifies me, Christ’s spirit animates me.  My relations to God are his relations.  The influences under which I live are the influences under which he lives.  Christ’s views are my views; Christ’s feelings are my feelings.  He is the soul of my soul, the life of my life.  My state, my sentiments, my feelings, my conduct are all Christian (p. 97).

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