Things New & Old

Ancient truths revealed in the Scriptures are often forgotten, disbelieved or distorted, and therefore lost in the passage of time. Such ancient truths when rediscovered and relearned are 'new' additions to the treasury of ancient truths. Christ showed many new things to the disciples, things prophesied by the prophets of old but hijacked and perverted by the elders and their traditions, but which Christ reclaimed and returned to His people.

There are things both new and old here. "Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things"
2Ti 2:7.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Watch out! Are you on parallel track?

Photo: Will you get on a train that attempts to run on non-parallel track? Will you risk your life doing so? 

"Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; EVEN SO by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." Rom 5:18

Even so... even so... even so... what do they tell you?


Q1. When was Adam's sin IMPUTED to you legally?
A: Adam's sin imputed to me legally when he transgressed and fell in the garden of Eden. 

Q2. When was Adam's sin APPLIED to you personally?
A: Adam's sin was applied to me personally when I was conceived in my mother's womb or a test-tube! 

Q3. When did you begin to experience the condemnation of sin imputed and applied to you personally?
A: I began to experience the condemnation of sins when I commit works of unrighteousness.

Even so, now the exact parallel questions... 

//Q1. When was Christ's righteousness IMPUTED to you legally?
A: Christ's righteousness was imputed to me legally when Christ rose from the dead. Imputed freely.

//Q2. When was Christ's righteousness APPLIED to you personally?
A: Christ's righteousness was applied to me personally when God regenerated me out of my native state of sin and death to that of grace and salvation. Applied freely.

//Q3. When did you begin to experience the blessedness of the righteousness of Christ imputed, and applied to you personally?
A: I begin to experience the blessedness of Christ's righteousness imputed, and applied to me when I believe the word of truth, the gospel of my salvation by God's free grace. 

You DIDN'T believe in Adam's transgression for your condemnation before God. It was IMPUTED, and APPLIED to you by Divine justice, WITHOUT you doing a thing!

You DIDN'T believe in Christ's work of righteousness for your justification before God. It was IMPUTED, and APPLIED to you by God's free grace, WITHOUT you doing a thing! 

Now, you understand the force and significance of the two little words "even so"?

You won't risk your life traveling on train attempting to run on non-parallel track, will you? 

Are you on the gospel train that travels on exact and precise parallel tract???
Perfectly parallel track! Absolutely necessary for safety!
Will you get on a train that attempts to run on non-parallel track?
Will you risk your life doing so? 
"Therefore as by the offence of one 
judgment came upon all men to condemnation; 
EVEN SO 
by the righteousness of one
 the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." 
Rom 5:18

Even so... even so... even so... do you notice those two small words? What do they inform you?

Let's consider a few questions.


Q1. When was Adam's sin IMPUTED to you legally?
A: Adam's sin was imputed to me legally when he transgressed and fell in the garden of Eden. [I wasn't even born yet!]

Q2. When was Adam's sin APPLIED to you personally?
A: Adam's sin was applied to me personally when I was conceived in my mother's womb or a test-tube!

Q3. When did you begin to experience the condemnation of sin imputed and applied to you personally?
A: I began to experience the condemnation of sin when I commit transgress the law of God, and do works of unrighteousness.

Even so, now the exact parallel questions...

//Q1. When was Christ's righteousness IMPUTED to you legally?
A: Christ's righteousness was imputed to me legally when Christ rose from the dead. The righteousness was IMPUTED freely. [I wasn't even born yet, but my name was already written in the book of life.]

//Q2. When was Christ's righteousness APPLIED to you personally?
A: Christ's righteousness was applied to me personally when God effectually called me out of my native state of sin and death to that of grace and salvation. The righteousness was applied freely by God's grace. [Please note: application of righteousness PRECEDES regeneration to life; that is justification by God's free grace precedes regeneration by the Holy Spirit.]

//Q3. When did you begin to experience the blessedness of the righteousness of Christ imputed, and applied to you personally?
A: I begin to experience the blessedness of Christ's righteousness imputed, and applied to me when I believe the word of truth, the gospel of my salvation by God's free grace.

You DIDN'T believe in Adam's transgression for your condemnation before God. It was IMPUTED, and APPLIED to you by Divine justice, WITHOUT you doing a thing!

You DIDN'T believe in Christ's work of righteousness for your justification before God. It was IMPUTED, and APPLIED to you by God's free grace, WITHOUT you doing a thing!

Now, you understand the force and significance of the two little words "even so"?

You won't risk your life traveling on train attempting to run on non-parallel track, will you?

Are you on the gospel train that travels on exact and precise parallel tract???

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