1 Corinthians 3:8-9
Each will receive wages in proportion to his
labor. For we are God's co-workers; you are God's field, God's building.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective. Indeed, I have toiled harder than
all of them; not I,
however, but the grace of God (that is) with me.
2 Corinthians 5:17
So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old
things have passed away;
behold, new things have come.
How does this square with a mere
declaratory, forensic, extrinsic justification? This passage describes the actual transformation
in the Christian
now in Christ.