“Bill, Iâ€™m not sure which of my formulations you found confusing. Could you clarify.”
Peter, sorry to open a line and leave it off the hook. My last post grew rather large.
What I am thinking about is the “deliverdict.”
I am thinking it could mean a couple of different things:
1) A way of speaking of our translation from slaves of sin to sons of God like adoption (which Turretin placed under the loci of justification);
2) Or a way of folding a Murray-like definitive sanctification into our justification (something that would raise real problems (why not be justified by our own definitive sanctification rather than Christ’s merits?).
2) Or a way of denying the continuing reality of our total depravity, thus blurring our doctrine of simul iustus et peccator and establishing a kind of striving toward perfection (which I doubt you are saying).