1. WHAT is assured to the believer in Christ?
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
3. What has Christ brought to light through the gospel?
“Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Tim. 1:10.
4. How closely are righteousness and life thus united?
“In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.” Prov. 12:28.
5. What does he find who follows after righteousness?
“He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor.” Prov. 21:1.
7. What is the very life of the Spirit?
“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” Rom. 8:10.
8. What are the commandments of God declared to be?
“All Thy commandments are righteousness.” Ps. 119:172.
NOTE.-Life and righteousness are thus shown to be inseparable.
10. What does the prophet Jeremiah declare Christ to be?
“And this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Jer. 23:6.
12. How is righteousness received?
“For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” Rom. 5:17.
14. What did Moses set forth as the basis of righteousness?
“And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He hath commanded us.” Deut. 6:25.
15. What did Christ indicate as essential to eternal life?
“And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Matt. 19:17.
NOTE.-The righteousness of God, which is obtained by faith in Christ, brings with it the life of God, which is inseparably connected with righteousness; and the life of God, which is bestowed upon man as a gift through his faith in Christ, is a life of righteousness,- the righteousness, or right-doing, of Christ.