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Joyful_Heart
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 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 08:04 PM PST O. Winslow

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 2 Cor. 9:15.

The Atonement itself precludes all idea of human merit, and, from its very nature, proclaims that it is free. Consider the grandeur of the Atonement- contemplate its costliness: incarnate Deity- perfect obedience- spotless purity- unparalleled grace and love- acute and mysterious sufferings- wondrous death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession of the Savior, all conspire to constitute it the most august sacrifice that could possibly be offered. And shall there be anything in the sinner to merit this sacrifice? Shall God so lower its dignity, underrate its value, and dishonor Himself, as to ‘barter’ it to the sinner? And if God were so disposed, what is there in the sinner that could purchase it?

Where is the equivalent, where the price? “Alas!” is the exclamation of a convinced soul, “I am a spiritual bankrupt; I lost everything in my first parent who fell; I came into the world poor and helpless; and to the sin of my nature I have added actual transgression of the most aggravated character. I have nothing to recommend me to the favor of God; I have no claim upon His mercy; I have no price with which to purchase it; and if redemption is not free, without money and without price, I am undone.” The very costliness, then, of the Atonement puts it beyond all price, and stamps it with infinite freeness.

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 Re: Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift

AMEN!!!

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I have nothing to recommend me to the favor of God; I have no claim upon His mercy; I have no price with which to purchase it; and if redemption is not free, without money and without price, I am undone.” The very costliness, then, of the Atonement puts it beyond all price, and stamps it with infinite freeness.



What a statement! How true this is! Methinks I need to read some of Octavius Winslow.


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