Justly justified by the Judge of all

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Robert Traill (The Lord's Prayer, John 17:24), Works 2:199:

How then can a just God accept a man that in himself is a sinner, and therein do justly? A hard question, that only is answered in the gospel. It is because Christ represents a sinner to God for acceptance; and this acceptance must be where this representation is made by Christ. (1.) Because Christ covers all that is sinful and loathsome in the man by his righteousness. And, (2.) By the same righteousness, not only covereth his nakedness and deformity, but puts a beauty upon the man; though it is not in him, but in Christ, yet is on him by grace; as Ezek. 16:14, Thy beauty was perfect through my comeliness which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord. By this imputed righteousness of Christ put upon a believer in Christ, his own sin is covered, and the believer stands clothed, and so is beautiful in God’s sight, in this gifted righteousness, and is justly justified by God the Judge of all.
 
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