J. Gresham Machen said before his death, “I’m so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it.” This blog entry http://www.reformationtheology.com/2006 … christ.php on www.reformationtheology.com does a great job of expounding upon the idea of Christ’s active and passive obedience on our behalf, and how the two are inseparable if our complete redemption was to be accomplished. Amazing, soul sustaining doctrine to praise Christ for, in that His active obedience throughout His life is counted our own. How wonderful!