GRACE TRUTH MINISTRIES
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GRACE

by ROBERT HAWKER

This word hath a variety of meanings in the word of God, as it relates to the divine power, and as it relates to man. When we speak of grace in relation to God, it hath a vast comprehension of meaning. The whole gospel is called the grace of God. And the application of it, in any individual instance of its saving power, is called "the grace of God. By grace ye are saved (saith the apostle,) through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Eph. 2:8.) The grace of God is free, like the light, or the dew of heaven. Grace acts from itself to itself; nothing of human power, Or merit, disposing to it, nor of unworthiness keeping from it. So that every thing by Christ is grace; and to suppose any one predisposing act in the creature, or any merit in the creature, would altogether alter and destroy the very property of grace. (See Rom. 11:6.) What is meant by grace in man means altogether favor and affection. Thus Joseph found grace; that is, favor in the sight of his master. (Gen. 39:4. So Abraham, Gen. 18:1-3. The case is similar in the case of Lydia , Acts 16:15.)




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