No Boasting!

“In the way of pardoning and justifying a sinner, God was willing to shut out all boasting, that the whole glory might be ascribed to His free grace, and therefore He chose the law of faith, which obliges the sinner to acknowledge himself justly condemned for breaking the moral law, and to rely upon the righteousness of the Lord Christ, as the only means of his pardon and acceptance;  for if the sinner’s justification had been altogether of works, or partly of faith and partly of works, then he would have had whereof to glory, because  he would have done something whereby to merit it; but now that righteousness, which is the matter of his justification, being freely wrought out for him, and given to him by sovereign grace as a free gift, and then apprehended and received by faith alone without works, in this case all boasting is utterly excluded.”

– William Romaine, From His “Twelve Discourses on the Law and the Gospel”, P.73

Published in: on April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

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