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AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN GOSPEL


When we use Paul’s words, ‘Christ our life’ we are agreeing with the great truth of our salvation which is the vicarious humanity of Jesus. James Torrance illustrates this well in what follows.

“(1) Christ's baptism is our baptism-set forth in

our water baptism.

(2) Christ's sacrifice is our sacrifice-set

forth at the table and

(3) Christ's worship is our worship-set

forth in our worship and prayers.

REFORMED THEOLOGY

“This is the heart of the Reformed doctrine of justification by grace, that Christ has become for us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and

redemption. That Christ's righteousness is our righteousness apprehended by faith. [We] need to recover this New Testament understanding of worship which recognizes that the real agent in all true worship is Jesus Christ. He is our great high priest and ascended Lord, the one true worshiper who unites us to himself by the Spirit in an act of memory and in a life of communion, as he lifts us up by word and sacrament into the very triune life of God.” (1)

Christ is our life in every way. Incarnated in us the triune God is woven into our being so that the sons of God are indeed God’s sons and daughters in spirit and in truth. Christ manifests as us.

(1) James Torrance. Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace.