Bavinck: Grace Does Not Destroy Nature

Regeneration does not erase individuality, personality or character, but sanctifies it and puts it at the service of God’s name. The community of believers is the new humanity that bears within itself a wide range of variety and distinction and manifests the richest diversity in unity.

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, vol. 4, ed. John Bolt and John Vriend (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 640. (HT: Nick Batzig)

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