alien righteousness

Thanks GP for adding your 2 cents

Was looking at GP’s old xanga site and found this post with some quotes on it.  

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

“Anyone who denies the prelapsarian covenant of works jeopardizes the Biblical and Protestant doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.”

“Monocovenantalism or refusal to distinguish between the covenants of works and grace implies a confusion of Law and Gospel. ”

“The hermeneutical distinction between law (covenant of works) and gospel (covenant of grace) is the distinction between our personal and perpetual obligation to keep the law perfectly for justification and the announcement that Christ has kept the law perfectly for us.”

“The historical distinction between law and gospel may be reckoned as the distinction between the covenant of works and the covenant of grace.”

“The historical distinction between law and gospel may also be reckoned as the distinction between Moses and Christ.”

“When the law/gospel distinction is reckoned as that between Moses and Christ, there may be said to be gospel in the law and law in the gospel. This way of speaking, however, may not be used properly when considering the law/gospel distinction hermeneutically.” -some sentences from R. Scott Clark On the Covenant of Works

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