A Justified Acquitted World !


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The Blessing of forgiveness of sins !

Eph 1:7

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Those forgiven of their sins by the work of Christ, shall never come into condemnation, for God will never impute sin to their charge, so we read David of this Blessedness Ps 32:1-2

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

2Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Forgiveness and non imputation go hand in hand Paul quotes David Rom 4:7-8

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

The Blessing of forgiveness is to never have God lay sin to your charge, not ever !
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The Blessing of forgiveness is to never have God lay sin to your charge, not ever !

A Blessing indeed!

All the sins the Election of Grace in Christ Eph. 1:4-7; 2 Tim. 1:9 would ever commit in time, beginning in Adam, the Federal Head of all the Elect / Christ's Sheep; they were already imputed / charged to Christ their Covenant Head and Surety Heb. 7:22; Is. 53:6 in the Mind and Purpose of God from Everlasting, based solely upon the Blood Work of Christ Rev. 13:8b; Rom. 5:9, and they were Justified by His resurrection from the dead Heb. 13:20; Rom. 4:25. So, they can never die in their sins because they don't have any!


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The world chosen in Christ was justified/acquitted before the foundation:

God the Father set up Christ as the Head of his people from eternity 2 Tim 1:9. Christ is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world Rev 13:8. In Christ, God has always accepted his elect Eh 1:6.
The one reason God did not destroy the world when we all fell in Adam is because God had a people who were eternally justified in Christ Eph 1:4;Rom 8:1 our Surety by God’s sovereign grace and purpose.


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“The Lamb Slain From The Foundation Of The World”

Revelation 13:8

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Though he did not come until after the world had existed for four thousand years, Christ is described as “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” because he offered himself to God as a sin-atoning sacrifice for his people from the beginning.

In the prophetic scriptures of the Old Testament Christ was presented as one already sacrificed for us. Other prophetic scriptures speak of things to be done in the future. When the prophets spoke of our Saviour’s incarnation, his exaltation and his second coming, these things were looked upon and spoken of as events to be accomplished in the future. But when the prophets spoke of the sacrificial death of Christ and the atonement of sin by his blood, it was looked upon and spoken of as a thing already accomplished (Psa. 22; 40:6-13; 69:4-10; 20-21; 85:10; Isa. 43:25; 44:22; 53:1-12). Redemption by Christ was not an after thought of God, something he did because the Jews would not “let” Jesus be their king. Far from it! In the mind and purpose of God our redemption by Christ was accomplished in eternity.

All the Old Testament types bear testimony to Christ as the Lamb that had been slain. Beginning with the sacrifice of Abel, God’s saints of old offered the blood of lambs upon the altar by faith. And that faith was based upon the Divine revelation that the only way of acceptance with God is by the blood of “the Lamb slain”. Every type was drawn from the picture given by God’s direct revelation and foreshadowed the coming of the Lamb to be slain.

When Christ is described as “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” it is to show us that, from all eternity God regarded Christ as the Lamb who had been slain for his elect. There has always been only one way of salvation: The blood of the Lamb! In the Old Testament God forgave sin and imputed righteousness to believers exactly as he does in the New, upon the basis of Christ’s sacrifice as “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rom. 3:24-26). God’s eye of justice always has been and always shall be upon “the Lamb slain”!


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John 1:29

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

This is also the World John writes of in his Epistle when writing of the propitiation of Christ taking away our Sins 1 Jn 2:2

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 Jn 3:5

And ye know that he was manifested to take
away our sins; and in him is no sin.

1 Jn 4:10

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Now being the propitiation for our sins, and taking them away are one and the same. His Death was that satisfaction to Gods Law and Justice to take away our sins, and that could not be the case if were not absolved of, acquitted from, justified from them all before God. Doesn't the resurrection of Christ testify the same Rom 4:25

Who [The Lamb of God] was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for[because of] our justification.

So that World in Jn 1:29 is a Justified world with no sin charged to it 2 Cor 5:19 because they've been taken away, so it cant apply to all without exception ! Some will yet die in their sins Jn 8:21,24
Jesus did not take away the sins of Calvinists before Calvinists were born. Calvinists were not born into a perfect world where sin did not exist among the chosen few Calvinists and assorted elect. Jesus took away the curse on sin that was on the whole world in order that God could justify repentant sinners of their sins without violating principles of justice.