Boston: Christ Fulfilled The Condition

It is by this, and this alone, the salvation of sinners becomes a debt: therefore this alone is the condition of the covenant. For the reward is of debt to him, and him only, who fulfills the condition of a covenant: to him that worketh, not to him that worketh not, but believeth, Rom. iv. 4, 5. And so it is of debt to Christ alone, not to us; and therefore it was He that fulfilled the condition of the covenant; we fulfill no part of it. This is confirmed from the primitive situation of mankind with reference to eternal life, in the first Adam’s covenant, duly considered. The condition thereof was perfect active obedience.

Thomas Boston,A View of the Covenant of Grace (Choteau: Old Paths), 65 (HT: Inwoo Lee).

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