alien righteousness

From Concise Reformed Dogmatics – van Genderen & Velema

This is at the beginning of the chapter ten titled “Christ, the Mediator” from Concise Reformed Dogmatics.

29.1. Person and Work

Faith in Christ is the core of the creed of the church.  It is the heart of the Christian faith.  For this reason Christology is the centerpiece of dogmatics.

This chapter must be seen in the perspective of the preceding chapters.  We have in mind the doctrine of revelation because the revelation of salvation is God’s revelation in Christ, and the doctrine’s of man’s sin because of which the coming of Christ as Redeemer became necessary.  Subsequent chapters must be seen in the perspective of this chapter, namely the doctrine of the covenant of grace of which Christ is the Mediator; the doctrine of salvation, which he obtained; the doctrine of the church of whch he is the Head; the doctrine of the means of grace that the Spirit of Christ employs; and  the doctrine of consummation, an essential part of which is Christ’s return to judge. (437)

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