Saturday, March 12, 2011

Simul Justus et Peccator

This phrase, which means 'simultaneously justified and sinful' was used by Martin Luther to describe his condition as a Christian. We have been saved from sin's penalty, yet we need daily salvation from sin's power. Tullian Tchividjian continued, '...since the gospel is the “power of God for salvation” (Rom. 1:16), he knew that even for the most saintly of saints the gospel is wholly relevant and vitally necessary—day in and day out. This means that heralded preachers need the gospel just as much as hardened pagans.'

Source: Kevin deYoung, The Gospel Coalition Blog

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