Grace Gives What the Law Commands

“For after God has commanded us to walk in His commandments, He promises that He will cause us so to walk, that is, He will give us the mind and the feet.  But all the law, all the commands, as well as all the exhortations, rebukes, and threats, direct us and as it were lead us by the hand to the promises, where God reduces all our goodness to nothing by attributing every portion of our good works to Himself and His grace.  So, therefore, he who measures human powers by the law and the commands betrays the fact that he does not yet grasp the first principles of the faith”.
-John Calvin, from his The Bondage and Liberation of the Will, p.138

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 2:48 am  Leave a Comment  

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