Grace From Beginning To End

February 22, 2009

Berkhof on the Covenant of Grace

This covenant may be called a gracious covenant, (a) because in it God allows a Surety to meet our obligations; (b) because He Himself provides the Surety in the person of His Son, who meets the demands of justice; and (c) because by His grace, revealed in the operation of the Holy Spirit, He enables man to live up to His covenant responsibilities. The covenant originates in the grace of God, is executed in virtue of the grace of God, and is realized in the lives of sinners by the grace of God. It is grace from beginning to end for the sinner.

Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, 278

Berkhof, ST


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