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"They Are Justified Now, They Cannot Be Condemned Then."

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by KenH, Nov 19, 2023.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Excerpt from Robert Hawker's commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:6-11:

    "For while all unawakened, unregenerated, and unrenewed men, must stand awfully condemned before God; we are expressly told, that there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus: for they are passed from death to life, and are freely justified in the grace which is in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1; 1 John 3:14; Acts of the Apostles 13:39. Sweet thought! God's people are saved now, with an everlasting salvation. Their right, and title, to all Covenant blessings, and mercies, is founded in Christ. So that, as they are justified now, they cannot be condemned then. They must all appear indeed before the judgment seat of Christ; the righteous as well as the wicked: him that feareth God, as well as him that feareth him not. But with very different views. The wicked, the Scripture saith, shall be turned into hell, with all the people that forget God, Psalms 9:17. But the ransomed in Zion are said to return with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads, Isaiah 35:10. They are to have the whole Covenant transactions laid open to their view, and not only their acquittal from all law charges, all demands of justice, and all claims of obligation, proclaimed before a congregated world of men and angels; but their acceptance in Christ, their oneness, and right of union with Christ, most fully established, and confirmed forever."