f The Wittenberg Door: Notable Quote: B.B. Warfield

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Notable Quote: B.B. Warfield

They (Believers who do not accept a definite atonement)necessarily turn away from a substitutionary atonement altogether. Christ did not die in the sinners stead, it seems, to bear his penalties and purchase for him eternal life; He died rather to make the salvation of sinners possible, to open the way of salvation to sinners, to remove all the obstacles in the way of salvation. But what obstacle stands in the way of salvation besides the sinner's sin? And if this obstacle (their sin) is removed, are they not saved?

Benjamin B. Warfield (1851 – 1921)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, sight,but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13
I think you need to find out which law he is referring to since a law has been added AFTER Jesus' crucifixion.
Theodore A. Jones

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Blogger The Wittenberg Door said...

Greetings, Theodore. The law Paul is talking about is the moral law, summarized in the Ten Commandments. We would be righteous if we could keep them perfectly all the days of our lives, but we can’t. Consequently, we need an alien righteousness, which Christ supplies and applies to the believer.

When you refer to a law being added after the crucifixion, to what are you referring?

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