From the Confessions: The Smalcald Articles – part 19
The Second Part
The second part deals with the articles that relate to the office and work of Jesus Christ, to our redemption.
The first and chief article:
1. That Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, died for our sins, and was raised again for our justification (Rom 4:25).
Pulling It Together
Faith in God is essential. Without faith, we are like ships tossed about on the waves (James 1:6). But if Christ was not raised from the dead, our faith is futile. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are essential. He died for our sins, but if he stayed dead, we remain dead in our sins. His resurrection proves his power to save, not only himself but, us. His resurrection shows that he is “able to do what he had promised”: raise us up from the death of sin and thereby, justify us with God.
Prayer: God, give me the faith of Abraham. Amen.
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