Owen: Yes, Christ Fulfilled The Law

[W]e do affirm that Christ fulfilled the law for us submitting to the obedience of it, and performing all that righteousness which of us it requires, that we might have a complete righteousness wherewith to appear before God. And this is that which
is intended by the active and passive righteousness of Christ.

John Owen | “Vindiciae Evangelicae” (1655), The Works of John Owen, 12:77


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    Inwoo Lee (BA, UCSD) earned his MA (Historical Theology) in 2020 from Westminster Seminary California and is author of “Righteous Before God: William Perkins’ Doctrine of Justification in Elizabethan England” (MA Thesis, Westminster Seminary California, 2020). He lives in the Great Seoul area, in South Korea with his wife Holly.

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  1. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. He. 9.12 – more of Owen: “This exposition is the centre of all gospel mysteries, . . . What heart can conceive, what tongue can express, the wisdom, grace, and love, that are contained therein? This alone is the stable foundation of faith in our access unto God. . . . It were well if we did always consider aright what love, what thankfulness, what obedience, are due unto him on the account hereof. . . . How unquestionable, how perfect must the atonement be that was thus made! How glorious the redemption that was procured thereby.”

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