WORKS ALONE = JUSTICE SATISFIED

“If justification is secured on the ground of works and as a matter of simple justice (as in the pre-redemptive covenant), glorification will not be by grace. And if justification is by grace through faith (as it is under the gospel) glorification will not be by works. Therefore, with respect to God’s total dealings with the first Adam and (in the eternal covenant of the Father and Son) with the second Adam, the operative principle is works not grace and God’s response to obedience is one of justice, no more, no less. To suggest that God’s reward might have been something less than was proffered is to suggest that God might have acted unjustly.” [emph. — mm]M.G. Kline

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