Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

“Christ wants you to believe in him who justifies the ungodly; he does not require you to be godly before you believe (Romans 4:5). Jesus came as a Physician for the sick. He does not expect them to recover their health before they come to him (Matthew 9:12). The vilest sinners are properly qualified and prepared for the gospel’s design, which is to show forth the exceeding riches of grace when God pardons their sins and saves them freely (Ephesians 2:5-7)…

The real insult to Christ is when you condemn the fullness of his grace and merit by trying to make yourself righteous and holy before you receive him! You condemn the justice and holiness of God when you try to improve yourself before you receive the righteousness and holiness that can only come through faith in Christ.”

Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, p. 103.

One Response to Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

  1. This has great significance in how we frame the “Lordship” debate… particularly in our need to choose words with care.

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