14 September 2010

Generation, Degeneration, Regeneration

Graeme Goldsworthy:
If the covenant with Abraham stands behind the whole process of redemption in Israel, behind the covenant with Abraham stands God's original commitment to the creation. . . . I have emphasized the theme of creation and re-creation. That which God generated at the beginning degenerated through the fall of mankind. Redemption and salvation are seen as the process of regeneration, which affects the whole degenerated creation, including mankind.
--According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible (IVP 1991), 188; emphasis original

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