Our misery is old, while God’s mercy is ever new

This is the paradox: God’s covenant of merciful grace is simultaneously “new and eternal”, while our abyss of misery is old, yet we strongly sense and instinctively act as if this state of misery was not our original human condition and that we experience a deprivation of a better life we were supposed to have, yet do not possess.

Somehow the doctrine of the Fall captures that intuition better than any newer explanations that have attempted to displace it.

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