Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Scope of the Gospel

Ralph Erskine, Gospel Sonnets, Preface, p. x:

...the main Scope of the Gospel itself [is] to exclude all Self-Confidence, and stain the Pride of Man, to bring in Self-Denial, and exalt the Glory of Christ, to extol his Righteousness, by which he has magnify'd the Law, and made it honourable, to exhibit such a Way of Salvation to Sinners, as shall most advance the Honour of all the divine Perfections, which shine most brightly in the Face and Person of Jesus Christ; and to bring Men to such a true and lively Faith of the Free-Grace and Mercy of God in Christ, as well be the only solid Root and Spring of true Peace, Heart-Holiness, and practical Godliness, according to these and the like Scriptures, Rom. v.i. Acts xv.9. Tit. ii.11, 12, and iii. 5, 6, 7, 8.

No comments:

Post a Comment