Monday, July 11, 2011

John 5:28-29.The marks of the saved

Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

All will face judgement. I guess these verses put an end to those who say that all will be saved or those who say when we die we rot.

Note that it is men's doings that are judged. Calvin himself notes that the Lord is not speaking of the cause of salvation, which is the finished work of Christ, but the marks of the saved. It is good doing that distinguishes the elect from the reprobate. Otherwise we must believe that belief is work.

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