I love this quote from Robert Haldane (1764-1842) as it turns believers inside out. As I said yesterday, the neonomian has one eye on the cross and the other eye on self as he mixes faith and works as the basis of his assurance. Here Haldane writes in his commentary on Romans that the believer’s gaze must always be on Christ alone:
To that righteousness is the eye of the believer ever to be directed; on that righteousness must he rest; on that righteousness must he live; on that righteousness must he die; in that righteousness must he appear before the judgement-seat; in that righteousness must he stand for ever in the presence of a righteous God.
Romans 3:21-22 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.