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Have You Submitted Yet?
by Scott Price

"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3

    The natural, unregenerate, lost man has no clue he is in desperate need of a perfect righteousness that God requires them to have. God demands that everyone at judgment must have a righteousness that is equal to that of the high standard of the LORD Jesus Christ. The only way to be accepted by God in this way is to be found in Christ and have His robe of righteousness wrapped around you for a covering. This is done by imputation only. Since mankind is ignorant of this he goes to make his own covering of self righteousness which is the very worst thing he can do because it strikes at the glory of God in relation to the righteousness of Christ.

    Mankind is a natural rebel against God in that man is unsubmissive when it comes to the righteousness of God in Christ. The unsaved are completely unbending on this issue until God grants them repentance from self righteousness to purge their conscience of dead works which is unacceptable obedience. This is an area that can ONLY be exposed by the preaching of the gospel and by the power of the Holy Spirit. This wicked state of unbelief and unsubmissiveness is the chief evidence of their total depravity. These are the main wicked works that alienate man from the Saviour. Christ said to the self righteous that it would be more tolerable for Sodom in the day of judgment that for them in their unsubmissive, prideful, unbelieving, unrepentant, heart/minds. Self righteousness is SATANIC. It is the worse sin.

    The remedy is the very righteousness of Christ which was established by Him when He obeyed the law perfectly in deed, word, and thought and died the satisfying, effectual death of the cross as a substitute and representative and established a perfect righteousness that will answer any and all the strict demands of the law and justice of God. By grace through faith is the way to salvation. Do you count on and trust in the merit of Christ alone without any consideration in any work or merit on your part? Have you stopped working yet? Have you repented from your work to rest in Him and His work alone? Have you submitted yet? Will you submit? Those who claim to be saved and have not submitted to God in this way are nothing but liars.

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