Q. 32. How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenant?A. The grace of God is manifested in the second covenant, in that he freely provideth and offereth to sinners a mediator, and life and salvation by him; and requiring faith as the condition to interest them in him, promiseth and giveth his… Continue reading WLC – Q. 32. How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenant?
Mike! I love it when someone pulls out the Confession. What men understood over 350 years ago is equally valuable today. Our own will which you accurately describe is provided by the gift of God’s Grace: ….” and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ: yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.”
Btw. S. Lewis Johnson who passed in 2004, still has some excellent sermons teaching on the Effectual Call, on the Institute website.
by Mike Ratliff
6 who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. Romans 2:6-11 (NASB)
Earlier this week I listened to John MacArthur’s Sunday Morning sermon. In it he talked about the necessity of preaching the law and gospel and how not being obedient to this is being disobedient to the Great Commission and actually creates churches…
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Q. 31. With whom was the covenant of grace made?A. The covenant of grace was made with Christ as the second Adam, and in him with all the elect as his seed. The Westminster Confession states that Christ was both God and man. This is a bit beyond our human understanding, but it is clear… Continue reading WLC – Q. 31. With whom was the covenant of grace made?
Q. 30. Doth God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?A. God doth not leave all men to perish in the estate of sin and misery, into which they fell by the breach of the first covenant, commonly called the covenant of works; but of his mere love and mercy… Continue reading WLC – Q. 30. Doth God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?