In this midweek special edition of Anglicans Ablaze:
Dave Gibbons: What's Next for the Church?
Not only did Jesus die for us, He lived for usRoman Catholics call this concept a legal fiction, and they recoil from it because they believe it casts a shadow on the integrity of God by positing that God declares to be just people who are not just. In response, the Reformers conceded that this concept would be a legal fiction if imputation were fictional. In that case, the Protestant view of justification would be a lie. But the point of the Gospel is that “imputation is real—God really laid our sins on Christ and really transferred the righteousness of Christ to us. We really possess the righteousness of Jesus Christ by imputation. He is our Savior, not merely because He died, but because He lived a sinless life before He died, as only the Son of God could do. Keep reading
For readers who are unfamiliar with the concept of "ministry silos," I have included links to a number of articles related to this concept.
This excerpt is from R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions booklet, What Is the Church? Download this eBook and the rest of the series for free here.
The figure in the photo is one of two offering stands that archeologist Leonard Wooley discovered lying close together in the 'Great Death Pit" in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. Wooley named the figure the 'Ram in a Thicket' after the passage in Genesis 22:13.