As heirs of the rich Reformation theology, we should love our Latin phrases such as, “lex semper accusat” (the Law always accuses) which rejects the idea of justification by the Law without faith in Christ our Mediator and the Latin phrase “lex non potest eos accusare aut damnare” (the law cannot accuse or condemn them) which extols the article of justification through faith alone in Christ our Mediator. More importantly, we should rejoice in the comfort of knowing Christ as our Mediator. He is the end of the Law for righteousness to all who believe (Romans 10:4). In Him, we have been redeemed from the curse and condemnation of the Law (Galatians 3:13; Romans 8:1). As Melanchthon writes,
[Christ] is the propitiation for them for whose sake we are now accounted righteous. But since they are accounted righteous, the Law cannot accuse or condemn them, even though they have not actually satisfied the Law (Triglotta Apology Art. IV On Justification [Article III: Love and the Fulfilling of the Law], para. 58. NOTE: Kolb/Tappert Apology Art. IV, 179).
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