If You Be Circumcised

‘If You Be Circumcised’
Joe Terrell
Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall
profit you nothing. (Galatians 5:2)
It is a man’s guilt that makes Christ necessary for Him; but it is a
man’s righteousness that will render Christ ineffective for him. The
blood of Christ is the remedy for a man’s sin, but what shall avail for
a remedy for a man’s righteousness? Only the sovereign work of the Holy
Spirit of God is able to overcome a man’s resistance to the grace of the
blood and to make him despair of even his righteousness. But, to refine
the point even more, it is the Holy Spirit’s work in revealing the
testimony of the blood of Christ that breaks the self-righteous will of
man and makes him submit to Christ as his only righteousness before God.
So it is the blood poured out by Christ that remedies the sin of a man,
and it is that same blood revealed by the Holy Spirit that remedies the
righteousness of man.

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