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The Need for Grace Does Away with Free Will Altogether

C.H. Spurgeon

“Free-will or Free-grace?; The Bible says that men are born again, not of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:13); that it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy (Rom 9:16); the work of faith is the operation of God according to the exceeding greatness of his power, who works in man both to will and to do of his own good pleasure.” (Phil 2:13)

“Free will I have often heard of, but I have never seen it. I have always met with will, and plenty of it, but it has either been led captive by sin or held in the blessed bonds of grace.”
- C. H. Spurgeon

Originally posted 2011-03-20 22:00:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2 comments to The Need for Grace Does Away with Free Will Altogether

  • Jo Bowyer

    “I have always met with will, and plenty of it, but it has either been led captive by sin or held in the blessed bonds of grace.” And that takes care of that!! Thanks John, always a joy to read Spurgeon’s wit combined with the truth of the gospel. Not of him who wills, but of Thee, amen. Lord bless you and the team, here at Aletheuo.

    • John John

      “always a joy to read Spurgeon’s wit combined with the truth of the gospel”

      I totally agree with you Jo, I find myself wincing and chuckling at the same time when I read Spurgeon having a pop at those who contradict the truth of God’s word. :)

      May the Lord bless you too.

      John.

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