Christ as Savior

Christ’s Calling Us Unto Himself With Our Burdens

“Come unto me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden;”—”Come with your burdens; come, thou poor soul, with thy guilt of sin.” Why? what to do? “Why, this is mine,” saith Christ; ” this agreement I made with my Father, that I should come, and take thy sins, and bear them away: they were my lot. […]

Double Imputation

There are two parts to our acceptance with God. 1. Our absolution from the guilt of sin, that our disobedience be not charged upon us. This we have by the death of Christ; our sins being imputed to him, shall not be imputed to us, 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:25; Isa. 53:12. 2. Imputation of righteousness, that […]

Habitual Grace

He gives us habitual grace;—a principle of grace, opposed to the principle of lust that is in us by nature. This is the grace that dwells in us, makes its abode with us; which, according to the distinct faculties of our souls wherein it is, or the distinct objects about which it is exercised, receives various appellations, being indeed […]

Even Our Best Duties

In our best duties we have defilement, Isa. 64:6. Self, unbelief, form, drop themselves into all that we do. We may be ashamed of our choicest performances. God hath promised that the saints’ good works shall follow them. Truly, were they to be measured by the rule as they come from us, and weighed in the balance of the sanctuary, […]