Objection 2. Christ by His death, merited that our works should merit life everlasting.
Answer. That is false. All we find in Scripture is that Christ, by His merit procured pardon of sin, imputation of righteousness, and life everlasting. And it is nowhere said in the Word of God that Christ did merit that our works should merit. It is a dotage of their own devising. He died not for our good works to make them able to satisfy God’s anger, but for our sins that they might be pardoned. Thus much says the Scripture, and no more.”
William Perkins, A Reformed Catholic, in Works, 7:54.
HT: Inwoo Lee.