Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Theophylact: Justification is Imputation Based on Christ's Death - Not Our Works

21a. I do not frustrate the grace of God. Having stated his argument, Paul makes this affirmation: "I will not reject Christ's gift to me by again embracing the law. By His death the Lord has justified me -- counted me as righteous -- quite apart from any works of mine." Theophylact, The Explanation of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Galatians (at Gal. 2:21a), Chrysostom Press (House Springs, Missouri 2011), trans. Christopher Stade, p. 46