Lord Over Our Sin and Righteousness

Only Jesus, who is fully God and fully human, is qualified to strip us of all that is false and fallen. Being God, all power and authority are his, and being human, he is able to intimately extend that power and authority within our own being without distorting or destroying our humanity, or our true personality. In baptism, through faith we are united with him in the undoing of his death, and we are also reborn with him in the resurrection of his new life. In a very personal way this is what it means to confess he is Lord, for he is Lord over our sin through his death and lord over our righteousness through his resurrection. This is also why there is no tension between his being our Lord and his being our Savior, for we are saved by trusting in his lordship.

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