I've begun reading volume 2 of The Triple Knowledge: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism by Herman Hoeksema. I'm a slow reader and I'm not a deeply intellectual thinker. But I understand well enough and rejoice in the following quote (Vol 2, page 31) in reference to what Christ has done for us.
- "As the mediator of our redemption He (that is, Jesus) "purchased" all things for us.
- He represented us in all His suffering and death.
- He took our place in the judgment of God.
- Our sins He took upon Himself.
- He assumed responsibility for our guilt. In that capacity, He became obedient unto death, yea, unto the death of the cross.
- And by His perfect obedience, He, the Son of God in the flesh, blotted out the guilt of our sin, and merited for us eternal righteousness and life. This part of the work of salvation is finished.
- All that are in Him have redemption in His blood, the forgiveness of sins, the right to eternal life, to all the blessings of salvation."
It's a very good thing that my salvation does not depend upon what I do. For if that were the case, I would be eternally lost.