alien righteousness

Venema’s work is Worth the Read – Accepted and Renewed in Christ

“Justification must always be based only upon the perfect righteousness of Christ that is imputed to believers, otherwise believers will have no sure basis for confidence before God.” (162)

“God’s gracious pardon is granted to us, ‘not to foster our sins, but to recall us to a desire to live in holiness and sanctificaiton.’ (173) (Author’s footnote: Comm. Matt 9:13 (CO 45.251)

Cornelis P. Venema, Accepted and Renewed in Christ: The Twofold Grace of God and the Interpretation of Calvin’s Theology. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007.

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