Newness of Life

By R. J. Rushdoony
December 26, 2017

 Calvin said: “The state of the case is really this: that the faithful are never reconciled to God without the gift of regeneration. Nay, we are for this end justified, that we may afterwards serve God in holiness of life. Christ indeed does not cleanse us by His blood, nor render God propitious to us by His expiation in any other way than by making us partakers of His Spirit, who renews us to a holy life. It would then be a most strange inversion of the work of God were sin to gather strength on account of the grace which is offered to us in Christ; for medicine is not a feeder of the disease which it destroys.”