Tuesday 30 August 2005

The election of grace

“The election of grace is the eternal beginning of all the ways and works of God in Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ God in his free grace determines himself for sinful man and sinful man for himself. He therefore takes upon himself the rejection of man with all its consequences, and elects man to participation in his own glory.”

—Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics II/2, p. 94.

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