Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Wonderful Exchange

I've enjoyed reading through John Calvin's, Institutes in 2009. This morning, I started reading the section on the Lord's Supper. This line was particularly helpful, when writing about our union with Christ as a special fruit of the Lord's Supper (I have added the breaks):

This is the wonderful exchange which, out of his measureless benevolence, he has made with us; that,

  • becoming Son of man with us, he has made us sons of God with Him
  • by his descent to earth, he has prepared an ascent to heaven for us
  • by taking on our mortality, he has conferred his immortality upon us
  • accepting our weakness, he has strengthened us by his power
  • receiving our poverty unto himself, he has transferred his wealth to us
  • taking the weight of our iniquity upon himself, he has clothed us with his righteousness

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