Christ's Work Complete
A Sermon on Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (ESV)
Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God the Father. Yet how does this fact demonstrate the final perseverance of the saints and as an assurance of our salvation? In this sermon from Romans 8:35, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that Paul is discussing the doctrine of the final perseverance; if a man has been justified, he will also be glorified. Nothing can ever take that away from a believer and there is no such thing as falling away from grace. With Christ seated next to the Father, this means that God is our high priest. He intercedes on our behalf, showing just how much of a compassionate and caring God He is! This also means that Christ has perfected all who have been sanctified once and forever. Because this work is done, that means He is able to sit. The final end to all of Christ’s work is the salvation of His people. A believer can be assured of their salvation because God the Father has accepted the Son’s sacrifice and gives His Son a place of dignity at His right hand. Believers shall then lack nothing that is essential to their final sanctification and glorification.