“Atonement is realized when god takes upon Himself, in the person of Jesus, the sinfulness and guilt of humankind, so that His justice might be executed and the sins of men and women forgiven.  It is mandatory to underscore this idea by affirming that God is moved to this self-sacrifice by His infinite and eternal love.  The basis of our salvation then is totally in God Himself and in Christ’s work on the cross.”

-Source: David S. Dockery, Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal, p. 80

 

“As Martin Luther said, “This is the mystery of the riches of divine grace for sinners, for by a wonderful exchange our sins are not ours but Christ’s and Christ’s righteousness is not Christ’s but ours.”

-Source: David S. Dockery, Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal, p. 81