Muller: Utterly Unwarranted To Conclude Against Ordo Salutis

It is utterly unwarranted, moreover, to conclude from the pedagogical arrangement of the Institutes that Calvin “deliberately subverts any chronological” or other ordering of salvation “by not only putting sanctification first, followed by justification, but by placing predestination last” on the ground that these “are all graces that flow from union with Christ.”25 There are numerous places, including his argumentation in the Institutes, in which Calvin clearly identifies a sequence and, in addition, related union with Christ to that sequence.

Richard Muller | Calvin and the Reformed Tradition, 208.

NOTE

25. Canlis, “Calvin, Osiander and Participation,” p. 173.

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