Until death, Christians will experience only moral deprivation within themselves: “the law always accuses us; it always shows that God is angry,” lex semper accusatnos, semper ostendit irasci Deum (Ap. IV.128). The Christian’s personal experience of depravity is different from what he knows from the Gospel by faith. While by experience he can see himself as a moral failure, by faith he knows from the gospel the reality of God’s triumph over sin and the law. Law continues to terrify the conscience by making the believer aware of his sin, but by faith he trusts in the mercy God promises in Christ (p. 54).
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