"Christ does — what Adam did not do…. Christ fulfilled [or kept] the Law of God — which Adam horribly transgressed…. By this fulfilment of the demand of that Covenant, He earned everlasting life for those who are His….
"The Covenant of Works was not pushed to one side or removed after man’s Fall. It remains standing, and keeps its power…. Christ, by His obedience to the Law of God which we call His ‘active obedience’ (in contradistinction to his ‘passive obedience’ consisting of His payment for all our guilt) — completely complied with its demands. Thereby, He obtained righteousness and life for those who are His."