The Four-Hundred-Year Flower
At its very heart, the Canons of Dort are about the nature of grace – supernatural, unilateral, sovereign, effecting, redeeming, resurrecting grace, with all of its angularity, all of its offense to human pride, and all of its comfort for the weary soul. That’s what Dort wanted to settle. That’s what they were jealous to protect. Some words are worth the most careful definitions, just as some truths are too precious not to defend.
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Kevin DeYoung (@RevKevDeYoung) is the author of Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God, and serves as senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He’s married to Trisha, has eight children, and blogs at The Gospel Coalition.