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“God’s grace, expressed in the accomplished and applied redemption of Jesus Christ, alone can save us. The Savior is not em- braced but by faith; one’s works cannot earn his salvation. However, all too often Christians leave matters at that point, failing to see that God not only forgives the sinner, but also develops his “new life” according to the (previously spurned) pattern of holiness. God remedies not only our legal guilt (justification) but also our moral pollution (sanctification). Ephesians 2 goes on to say: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, that God ordained beforehand that we should walk in them.”

– Bahnsen, Theonomy in Christian Ethics, 37

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