Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

“It is not easy to get the law killed; something of a legal disposition remains even in the believer while he is in this world: many a stroke does self and self-righteousness get, but still it revives again. If he were wholly dead to the law, he would be wholly dead to sin; but so far as the law lives, so far sin lives.

They that think they know the Gospel well enough bewray their ignorance; no man can be too evangelical, it will take all his life-time to get a legal temper destroyed.

Though the believer be delivered wholly from the law, in its commanding and condemning power and authority, or its rightful power that it hath over all that are under it: yet he is not delivered wholly from its usurped power, which takes place many times upon him, while here, through remaining unbelief.”

Ralph Esrkine, “Law-Death, Gospel-Life: or, The Death of Legal Righteousness, The Life of Gospel Holiness,” p. 27
Gal. ii. 19.- “I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.”

2 Responses to Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

  1. Richard says:

    Love the Erskine quote! “It will take all his life-time to get a legal temper destroyed.” Yes!

  2. […] as well one’s own legal disposition (of which all of us are intimately acquainted, as Ralph Erskine once wrote, “It is not easy to get the law killed; something of a legal disposition remains […]

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