A Voice in the
Re: It is Finished
When Christ...cried out triumphantly, "It is finished" (John 19:30)....The saving work was fulfilled, completed....All who are recipients of that salvation are granted everything pertaining to life and godliness through the true knowledge of Christ (2Pet1:3)....We are complete in Christ (Col2:10). What can anyone add to that?
But a widespread lack of confidence in Christ's sufficiency is threatening the contemporary church. Too many Christians have tacitly acquiesced to the notion that our riches in Christ...simply are not adequate to meet people's real needs....
The failure of modern Christians to understand and appropriate the riches of Christ has opened the door to all kinds of aberrant influences. Bad doctrine, legalism, libertinism, humanism, and secularization-to name a few-are eroding the foundations of the Christian faith. --John MacArthur
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us...in Him you also trusted...you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance. (Eph1:7-8,13)
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. (Rom 6:8-10)
Clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, (2 Cor 3:3-5) (VW)