The History of the World, His

“The incarnation of the Word and what is connected with it, namely Christ’s victory over sin, has made the history of the world possible. Without the intervention of God’s grace in Christ the curse after the fall into sin immediately would have impacted all creation fully and this history would have discontinued suddenly. The covenant of grace, based on the work of Christ, and through which God’s grace in Him is waging war against sin, made a new arrangement of history possible. The possibility of world history is based on the miracle of Christ’s coming. And this being the case we should not be surprised that the entire world history is accompanied by miracles: at times of special revelation through miracles leading to the blessing in Christ for this world, and for the revelation of that blessing in times afterwards by miracles for its application to the world.” S.G. DeGraaf.

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