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 grew up at Myponga, as the a son of dairy farming parents. I joined the South Australian Police Force. I later returned home to manage the family dairy farm. Having believed the good news, I now see its centrality and necessity to human life, and to our participation with proper hope in the world we live in. I teach Christian faith.
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