The Berean Expositor
Volume 41 - Page 123 of 246
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plan of salvation is entirely outside the province of mere Justice. Righteousness must be
unheld, but Lord provides the way, and if that way be one of Sacrifice, then that Sacrifice
will be offered without reserve.
Scripture does not enter into the question of how the Saviour satisfied the claim of
justice, it simply affirms that salvation justifies both the sinner and the God of his
All that we have attempted in this survey is to establish the fact that the principle "an
eye for an eye" has been honoured in our salvation, but honoured by a gracious
Substitute. How this righteousness becomes ours, what it is to be justified by faith and all
the associated doctrines of this blessed theme must be the subject of future meditations.
Meanwhile let us return to our text:
"But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us . . . . . righteousness"
(I Cor. 1: 30).