Monday, September 14, 2015

Haldane on Christ's Resurrection

As part of my study on the book of Romans, I'm reading through the Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans by Robert Haldane (1764-1842).  I found the following quote from Haldane's exposition of Romans 4:24 helpful in understanding the proper view of Christ's resurrection (bold emphasis mine).

"Righteousness shall be imputed to us, as well as to Abraham, if we have his faith.  If we believe on Him that raised, etc.--Here God is characterized by that fact that He raised up Christ.  This, then, is not a mere circumstance, but it is in this very character that our faith must view God.  To believe for salvation, we must believe not in God absolutely, but in God as the raiser up of Jesus Christ.  This faith in God, as raising up our Lord, must also include a right view of Him.  It must imply a belief of the Gospel, not only as to the fact of a resurrection, but also as to the person and work of Christ," (p. 182).

"But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead," (Rom. 4:24).