Now he stands on his feet

When the sinner has by God’s grace in Christ received this new light and this new power of sight then he sees all things in their proper relationships. Formerly he stood on his head while now he stands on his feet. Formerly he referred all things to himself as the final point of reference. Now he refers all things to God his Creator, and to Christ his redeemer as the final point of reference. His conversion was a Copernican revolution. It was not accomplished by steps or stages. It was an about-face. Before his conversion he looked away from the God and the Christ of Scripture. After his conversion he can’t see a fact in the world that he does not wish to deal with to the glory of God. The words of Paul, ‘Whether ye eat, or drink, or do anything else, do all to the glory of God,’ are now his motto. Deeply conscious of his continued sinfulness he is, none the less, now, in the core of his being, a lover instead of a hater of God.

– Cornelius Van Til, The Reformed Pastor and Modern Thoughtp.35-36


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