Grace

by adustyframe ~ November 18th, 2010

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I’m reading a book called Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges. Here is a quote from the book.

“Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to bestow it in the presence of human merit….Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to withdraw it in the presence of

human demerit…[Grace] is treating a person without the slightest reference to desert whatsoever,

but solely according to the infinite goodness and sovereign purpose of God.”

C. Samuel Storms

The author goes on to say, “If you sometimes despair of experiencing God’s blessing because of your demerits–the ‘oughts’ you should have done but didn’t, or the ‘dont’s’ you shouldn’t have done but did–you are also casting aside the grace of God.”

Lizzie

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