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    August 5, 1902

    “Justified and Glorified” The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald 79, 31.

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    E. J. Waggoner

    Jesus Christ in the flesh was the representative of the human family, a sample of what all humanity might become through union with him. All that he did as man, he did for us, as our representative, and each individual made by faith receive the full virtue of every act of his life, just as though he himself had wrought it.ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.1

    Take, for example, his baptism. “The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all,” that he, the Lamb of God, might take away “the sins of the world.” So when the multitudes came to be baptized in Jordan, confessing their sins, “then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John to be baptized of him.” And it has by faith he witnessed in this act to the power of his sacrifice to cleanse the whole world of sin, the Spirit also bore witness to the acceptance of that cleansed humanity with God.ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.2

    Jesus was baptized as our representative, confessing our sins; therefore the words, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,” are for us, who are “accepted in the Beloved.” The opened heavens, the descending Spirit, the approval of the Father, all are ours in him who “by himself purged our sins,” and justified humanity.ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.3

    This glorious fact even the apostles were slow to accept, and a special vision was given to Peter in which the truth that in Christ all men were justified and cleansed was most emphatically taught. “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common,” were the words thrice repeated in the vision; and in relating it Peter said, “God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean,” thereby showing that in Christ God hath cleansed every man. Hence the yearning call to those who have not experienced a blessed as of “the man whose transgression is forgiven and whose sin is covered,” because they are ignorant of that blessed fact: “I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions, and is a cloud thy sins; return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.”ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.4

    “Whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he so glorified.”ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.5

    At his baptism Christ revealed man justified and accepted. Later, towards the close of his life on earth, he revealed man glorified. For a little while the veil was removed, and the beauty and glory of the divine image shone forth and proclaimed him the Son of God. A chosen few of his disciples were “eyewitnesses of his majesty when he received from God the Father honor and glory.” And this he received as man for men; he was still are representative. Therefore seeing Jesus crowned with glory and honor, the whole creation waits in hope for the manifestation of all the sons of God, when all whom he has justified shall be likewise glorified, when the righteousness wrought for them and in them by the divine Son of man, shall clothe them with raiment white and glistening, fine linen clean and bright, and crown them with unfading glory.ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.6

    “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.7

    Then he shall change our vile body, and fashion it like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.-Present Truth.ARSH August 5, 1902, page 10.8

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