alien righteousness

Law and Gospel Distinction

Taken from the Publisher’s Introduction (Joel R. Beeke) of Treatise on the Law and the Gospel by John Colquhoun (1748-1827)

“The law shows the sinner that his debt is infinitely great and he can make no payment toward that debt; the gospel tells the sinner that, by Christ’s obedience as his divine Surety, his debt is paid to the last penny.” (xv)

From a bullet point from Beeke’s summary of Colquhoun’s chapter 7.

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