John Forbes on Christ’s work and the satisfaction of divine justice

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But for the work of Christ, there could be no means of satisfying Divine justice—no escape from a state of condemnation and death—no admission into the kingdom of grace—no access to everlasting glory. His incarnation, sufferings, and death, were all directed to the one great end of opening a way by which we might be reconciled to God and obtain mercy, in consistency with the honour of the Divine law and the perfection of the Divine government.

It was not because God was unwilling to extend mercy, that the interposition of Christ became necessary; infinitely the reverse; for it was the very purpose of God which Christ came to establish, and it is the glory of his work that it is a work which the Father gave him to do. But a method had to be provided by which grace might reign through righteousness, and not invade or impair the immutable claims of Divine justice. ...

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