Free Grace

As I was looking over our Affirmation of Faith for tomorrow morning, I came across the following paragraph written by A. A. Hodge in The Confession of Faith:

The following facts indicate that ‘justification is only of free grace.’ (1) It was an act of free grace that God permitted another to be our substitute. (2) It was an act of free grace that God gave his only begotten Son to be our substitute. (3) It was an act of free grace that God chose many out of a lost race to be represented by him. (4) It was an act of free grace that God bestowed the rewards which are the inheritance of the redeemed because of Christ’s finished work.”

I, for one, appreciate the doctrinal clarity of those giants of past centuries who declared “the whole counsel of God” to the generations that went before us. May the Lord bless us with a double-portion of that spirit.

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