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Who Will Bring Charge Against God’s Chosen?
Who Will Bring Charge Against God’s Chosen?
“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?” (Romans 8:33)
This is one of the most important questions a person can ask. It is important that we get God’s answer to this “unanswerable question.”
Since God has justified us, no charge can be brought against those whom God has chosen. The reason is because the Supreme Judge of the universe has acquitted the believing sinner, and He has also clothed him with the very righteousness of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:21).
“Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, and who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us” (Romans 8:33-34).
Our sin was placed on Jesus Christ, and punished in His death on the cross. But God not only imputes our sin to His Son, but He takes the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ and imputes it to the believer.
When God justifies the believing sinner He makes a judicial declaration to effect that He does more than pardon or forgive or sins; He now regards us as just and righteous and holy in His sight.
God not only imputes my sin to His Son, He also takes His righteousness and imputes it to me (2 Cor. 5:21).
Therefore, God’s answer to the unanswerable question is, “No one can lay any charge against me because I am clothed in this righteousness.” “It is God who justifies.”
The wonderful thing is that God is the Supreme Judge and the Supreme Court of the universe. He is the highest authority. No one can override Him. No one can appeal to a higher judge. His word is final.
Therefore, “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?” God is the one who justifies, and the person who is in Christ need never fear condemnation now or forever. No slick attorney, including Satan, can overthrow His decision to acquit and justify the believing sinner.
The basis by which the Supreme Judge makes that decision is the finished atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Jesus died for our sins. The payment was paid in full. The wages of sin is death.” Jesus died our death, and the righteousness in which the believing sinner stands on the Day of Judgment is the righteousness of Jesus Christ that is imputed to him.
Our salvation depends upon the work of Jesus Christ alone. We can bring no works of righteousness to God because we are depraved sinners.
If the blood of Jesus Christ does not cover your sins, you are already condemned. But if you are under the blood of Jesus, you are clothed in His righteousness, and “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1).
We are pardoned because of the atoning death of Jesus Christ. Have you put your trust in His death alone to save you and cloth you in His perfect righteousness?
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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Wil is a graduate of William Carey University, B. A.; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Th. M.; and Azusa Pacific University, M. A. He has pastored in Panama, Ecuador and the U. S, and served for over 20 years as missionary in Ecuador and Honduras. He had a daily expository Bible teaching ministry head in over 100 countries from 1972-2005. He continues to seek opportunities to be personally involved in world missions. Wil and his wife Ann have three grown daughters. He currently serves as a Baptist pastor and teaches seminary extension courses in Ecuador.
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