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R.C. Sproul on rewards

Historic Protestantism has spelled it out that the only way we get into heaven is through the work of Christ, but we are promised rewards in heaven according to our works. Saint Augustine said that it’s only by the grace of God that we ever do anything even approximating a good work, and none of our works are good enough to demand that God reward them. The fact that God has decided to grant rewards on the basis of obedience or disobedience is what Augustine called God’s crowning his own works within us.

(source: R.C. Sproul, Now That’s a Good Question)


“He crowns His own gifts, not thy merits. …God crowns in us the gifts of His own mercy …”

God, in crowning our merits, crowns his own gifts

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