Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Start Working From Not For

"To make this as simple as possible, let me say it this way: Justification is all about Jesus. Jesus' work, not our works, saves us. Jesus' Life, not our works, saves us. Jesus' life, not our own life, is our hope. Jesus' death, not our religious works , is our payment. Jesus alone forgives sin. So, we're to repent of our sin to Jesus. Jesus alone gives righteousness. So we trust in Jesus for our justification. Our justification is not accomplished in any part by our own work, morality or religious devotion.  Justification is accomplished by Jesus plus nothing, and Jesus plus anything ruins everything.....

...You are free to stop working for your righteousness and start working from Jesus' righteousness."

-Mark Driscoll,   Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ, page 144