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The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

By admin | March 20, 2009

How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long the God of the Jews, is now also manifest to be the God of the Gentiles: the gospel is now made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God. Not only in a way of common providence, but special grace; in calling them to the knowledge of himself, and a justification of them by faith, he hath brought strangers to him, to the adoption of children, and lodged them under the wings of the covenant, that were before alienated from him through the universal corruption of nature. Now he hath manifested himself a God of truth, mindful of his promise in blessing all nations in the seed of Abraham. The fury of devils, and the violence of men could not hinder the propagation of the gospel: its light hath been dispersed as far as that of the sun; and that grace that sounded in the Gentile’s ears, hath bent many of their hearts to the obedience of it.

Stephen Charnock, The Attributes of God 1:504

Topics: Calvinism, Doctrine of God, Doctrines of Grace, Evangelism, Gospel, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching, Puritanism, Puritans, Reformed Theology | Comments Off

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