One of the key points about grace is this: ‘When man was created he had no need of grace’.  This point is made on page 16 of this book, Great and Glorious Grace. It is more helpful at this point, than the theology of Karl Barth, who said of the created relationship between creature and creature, that it ‘is no less grace than their creation and that of plants’ (CD III.1.207).  No, argues Geoff, creation is not an act of grace, rather ‘Grace Comes to Man in the Stream of History’ and that grace appears in the person of Jesus Christ, and is integral to his ministry of suffering and death upon a bloody cross, and his resurrection too, of course.

This book shows how grace has to do with everything. It is easy to read and will help most people, if they persist and let its words enlarge the heart and mind and joy of life, in knowing God, the God of all grace.

part of page 16…

Creation not 'of grace'

About Trevor

I lived at Myponga South, in South Australia, until I was 5. I started year one at Myponga Primary School when I was 4. I loved to play rounders, hand-tennis, football, brandy, red-rover cross over, tennis, table tennis, and even softball. I had a crack at cricket for a few years. In my first match I made 4 runs. I could bowl, but the run rate didn't improve much. I attended Willinga High School. Our farm had "almost" the first bulk-milk vat in South Australia. And we even got a cement track so the truck could get up the hill to collect the milk. Enough for now.
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