The Declaration of Righteousness
The Declaration of Righteousness
from before the foundation of the World
The unanimous Declaration of God the Father
When in the course of eternity, it becomes necessary for the divine to make himself known to humanity and speak forth, and to assume power over the created world, being both near yet wholly distinct, knowing all things and setting them into motion, a decent respect to the sovereignty of God requires that He, the divine, should declare the causes which impel Him to holiness.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that the divine is perfectly holy, perfectly just, perfectly loving, perfectly powerful, perfectly knowledgeable, perfectly present, and able to do all that He sets out to do, and that all man is created in my image, that through Adam’s sin inherited a sinful nature and subsequently continued in their own sin, committing all kinds of grievous wrong. Even so men and women were chosen before creation as vessels of mercy according to the kind intention of My will and the praise of My glory. A mediator was necessary between God and man to pay the ransom required for the cancellation of sin and accreditation of righteousness to meet the perfection of My holiness. That mediator became man, lived a perfect life, was crucified on a cross, bore my wrath, died a true death yet overcame the power and finality of death and rose from the dead. All this for those chosen before creation. Unable to embrace these aforementioned truths, an advocate on my behalf was necessary to draw these men and women- a supernatural wooing, and prodding- one that could not be resisted for My will can not be thwarted nor my purposes subdued. For all eternity, this advocate has secured these benefits and this righteous standing with the divine stamp of authority. Let any enemy or naysayer attempt in vain to break this seal or usurp this authority. Such has been the patient sufferance of the Divine, and such is now the necessity which constrains Him to alter the former standing of these men and women. The history of their sin and wickedness is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over their own soul. To prove this, facts too innumerable to list could be submitted to a candid world.
They however have been transferred to the account of the mediator Jesus the Messiah and the account of these men and women shows now His record- a record of complete and utter perfection, without any error or injury.
I, therefore, God the Father, as representative of the Holy Trinity, assembled in the heavenly places appealing to my electing purposes, and the effectual work of the Son, and the empowering work of the Spirit, for the rectitude of the sins of the elect, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of my power, solemnly publish and declare, that these men and women are, and of Right of Christ, to be Righteous, that they are absolved from all allegiance to sin and satan, and that all spiritual and practical connection between them, is and ought to be totally dissolved, and that as those in Found in Christ, have full power to levy war against sin, conclude peace with other believers, contract alliances with the local Church, establish commerce and work quietly among the world, and to do all other acts and things which those Found in Christ have liberty to do as established in my Word. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of my divine Providence, I give you the pledge of the Holy Spirit to keep, teach, and seal this in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
God the Father, YHWH
*Using the Bible as a guide, I took creative license to follow the format of our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence. This is a paraphrase of the election of God; it is not the authoritative word of God.
Blair Cushman is the former Associate Pastor of Kerrville Bible Church and is the founding Pastor of Redemption Bible Church in New Braunfels, Texas.
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