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date: 16 October 2019

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Calvin’s conception of the person and work of Christ is framed by the self-revelation of God in creation and salvation history, the self-disclosure of Jesus Christ, and upon our knowledge of God and ourselves. The self-disclosure of Christ in the Law and the Gospel can only be understood if it is combined with the knowledge of ourselves as sinners. Calvin describes the person and work of Jesus Christ in three ways: in light of his office as Mediator; his threefold office as Christ; and his obedience, including his life, death, resurrection, ascension, and coming in glory. The office of Mediator is related to the purpose of human creation in Adam. The office of Christ is grounded in the disclosure of Christ in the Law given to Israel. The obedience of Christ is related to the knowledge of ourselves, and our status before the judgment seat of God.

Keywords: John Calvin, revelation, salvation, law, sin, threefold office

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