The free grace of God (John Gill)

John Gill (23 November 1697 – 14 October 1771) was an English Baptist pastor, biblical scholar, and theologian who wrote the following that expresses what every true Christian believes:

“I depend wholly and alone upon the free, sovereign, eternal, unchangeable and everlasting love of God; the firm and everlasting covenant of grace, and my interest in the persons of the Trinity; for my whole salvation: and not upon any righteousness of my own, nor any thing in me, or done by me under the influences of the Holy Spirit; nor upon any services of mine, which I have been assisted to perform for the good of the church; but upon my interest in the persons of the Trinity, the person, blood and righteousness of Christ, the free grace of God, and the blessings of grace streaming to me through the blood and righteousness of Christ; as the ground of my hope.”

Grant comments:

It seems an almost intolerable possibility, but is an indisputable reality, that a saving gift as great and priceless as this truth could be rejected, or that an attempt could be made to improve upon it, by any man. As tragic as this human weakness may seem, it further proves God’s absolute and immovable sovereignty; a God worthy to receive glory and honour and power (Rev 4:11).

Other complainants please first refer to: Romans 3:10-12.

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