Sunday, December 16, 2012

Theophylact: Incarnation Permits Imputation

3c. And from our Lord Jesus Christ. Not the law, but Jesus Christ, is our Lord. His very names indicate that He is our Benefactor. He is called Jesus, because He has saved His people from their sins; He is called Christ, from the anointing of the Spirit which He received for our sake. By taking on our nature, He sanctified it, allowing us to be called holy. Theophylact, The Explanation of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Galatians (at Gal. 1:3c), Chrysostom Press (House Springs, Missouri 2011), trans. Christopher Stade, p. 29