Peterson on Christ as Wisdom

“This same Christ, now risen and glorified, gives a salvation expressed in different pictures. The wisdom he became for us includes righteousness, holiness, and redemption, all of which Christ imparts to those united to him. He gives righteousness, a term that speaks of our acquittal by God the Judge, now and in the last judgment. He gives holiness, a term that speaks of God’s making us his saints once and for all, and of our growth in purity and final presentation before God as sinless. He gives redemption, a term that speaks of our deliverance from sin’s bondage by the payment of a ransom price, Christ’s violent death. The wisdom that Christ became for us, then, has to do with gospel truth applied to life.”

Robert Peterson in Salvation Applied by the Spirit

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