Whole Salvation and All Its Parts are Comprehended in Christ

Diligent Soul

Over at Scriptorium Daily is an excellent post by Fred Sanders on one paragraph from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. It is a paragraph that takes the work of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Apostle’s Creed and draws out the practical benefits (implications) of every aspect of Christ’s work for salvation.

The paragraph from Calvin is below followed by a selection of Sanders comments (notice all the “ifs”).

“We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ. We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is “of him.” If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in his anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in his dominion; if purity, in his conception…

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