Blocher on Van Til on Common Grace

Blocher Original Sin “Even the dignity of the divine image remained with humankind [after the fall of man into sin], as later scriptures imply. Common grace, as Cornelius Van Til so brilliantly brought to light, embodies God’s faithfulness to this primary relationship.” Henri Blocher, Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle, pg. 89

BW COMMENT: It’s an interesting observation that common grace is evidence of God’s commitment to see creation and man still as his possession, as they were at the beginning. Common grace is God’s insistence on still maintaining what is good about his creation, even after it has come into sinful bondage. It is common grace that insures the integrity of creation as God’s handiwork today.