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Herman Ridderbos – Have We Already Conquered Sin?

23 May

One thing at least is indisputable: however much the apostle [Paul] may speak in positive indicatives of being set free from the power of sin and of death, this does not mean that believers therefore eo ipso have left sin behind them as ground already conquered. If this were so the constant admonition, continually renewed, would be incomprehinsible. He describes the life of believers time and again from the double viewpoint of battling on the basis of victory and of gaining the victory on the basis of the battle.

~Herman Ridderbos~

Paul: An Outline of His Theology (Grand Rapids, MI; Eerdmans Publishing Company; 1997) p. 267

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