What is assured to the
believer in Christ?
For God so loved
the world that he gave his one and only Son that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
eternal life. John
What is revealed in the
For in the gospel a righteousness
from God is revealed a righteousness that is
by faith from first to last, just as it is
written: The righteous will live by faith.
What has Christ brought
to light through the gospel?
But it has now been
revealed through the appearing of our Savior,
Jesus Christ, who has destroyed death and has brought
immortality to light through the gospel.
2 Timothy 1:10.
How closely are
righteousness and life united?
In the way of righteousness
there is life; along the path of immortality.
What does he find who
follows after righteousness?
He who pursues
righteousness and love finds love, prosperity and
Proverbs 21:21. [Life]
Grace, the Spirit, and
Through what does grace
reign unto eternal life?
So that, just as sin
reigned in death, so also grace might reign through
righteousness to bring eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21.
What is the very life
of the Spirit?
But if Christ is in
you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your
spirit is alive because of righteousness.
What are the
commandments of God declared to be?
May my tongue sing
of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
What did Jesus declare
Gods commandments to be?
I know that his
command leads to eternal life.
So whatever I say is just what the Father has
told me to say. John 12:50.
Christ, Life, and
What does the prophet
Jeremiah declare Christ to be?
In the days Judah
will be saved and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called: The
Lord Our Righteousness. Jeremiah 23:6.
What does the Lord
Christ declare Himself to be?
Jesus answered, I
am the way and the truth and the life.
No man comes unto the Father except through me.
What did Christ
indicate as essential to eternal life?
Why do you ask me
about what is good? Jesus replied. There
is only One who is good. If you want to
enter life, obey the commandments.
Note - The righteousness
of God, which is obtained by faith in Christ,
brings with it life of God, which is inseparably
connected with righteousness; and the life of
God, which is bestowed upon man as a gift through
his faith in Christ, is a life of righteousness
the righteousness, or right doing, of
How Life and
Righteousness are Received
How is righteousness
For if, by the
trespass of the one man, death reigned through
the one man, how much more will those who have
receive Gods abundant provision of grace
and of the gift of righteousness
reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
How is eternal life
For the wages of sin
is death, but the gift of God is eternal
life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Christ is the source
of every right impulse. He is the only one that
can implant in the heart enmity against sin.
Every desire for truth and purity, every
conviction of our own sinfulness, is evidence
that His Spirit is moving upon our hearts.
Jesus has said,
I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will
draw all men unto me. Christ must be
revealed to the sinner as the Savior dying for
the sins of the world; and as we behold the Lamb
of God upon the cross of Calvary, the mystery of
redemption begins to unfold to our minds, and the
goodness of God leads us to repentance. In dying
for sinners, Christ manifested a love that is
incomprehensible; and as the sinner beholds this
love, it softens the heart, impresses the mind,
and inspires contrition in the soul.
It is true that men
sometimes become ashamed of their sinful ways,
and give up some of their evil habits, before
they are conscious that they are being drawn to
Christ. But whenever thy make an effort to
reform, from a sincere desire to do what is
right, it is the power of Christ that is drawing
them. An influence of which they are unconscious
works upon the soul, and the confidence is
quickened, and the outward life is amended. And
as Christ draws them to look upon the cross, to
behold Him whom their sins have pierced, the
commandment comes home to the conscious. The
wickedness of their life, the deep-seated sin of
the soul, is revealed to them. They begin to
comprehend something of the righteousness of
Christ, and exclaim. What is sin, that it
should require such a sacrifice for the
redemption of its victim? Was all this love, all
this suffering, all this humiliation demanded,
that we might not perish, but have everlasting
life? E.G. White, Steps to Christ,
There is a fountain filled
Drawn from Immanuels
And sinners plunged
beneath that flood
Lose all their r guilty
The dying thief rejoiced
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though
vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
Thou dying Lamb! Thy
Shall never lose its
Till all the ransomed
church of God
Are saved, to sin no more.
Ere since my faith I
saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my
And shall be till I die.
There is a nobler, sweeter
Ill sing Thy power
When this poor lisping,
Is ransomed from the
- William Cowper.