October 17, 2014

William Whittingham (c.1524–1579) on God's Loving Offer

"He [Paul in 2 Cor. 5:18–20] commendeth the excellency of the ministry of the Gospel, both by the authority of God himself, who is the author of that ministry, and also by the excellency of the doctrine of it: for it announces atonement with God, by free forgiveness of our sins, and justification offered unto us in Christ, and that so lovingly and liberally, that God himself does after a sort pray men by the mouth of his ministers to have consideration of themselves, and not to despise so great a benefit."
William Whittingham, The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (London: Imprinted by Robert Barker, 1616), 180.

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