The Cause of God and Truth
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H by a day of grace are meant the means of grace, the external ministry of the word and ordinances, these are insufficient to salvation, without the efficacious grace of God ; and besides, these are not enjoyed by all mankind.
... and of these some have larger, and others lesser, means of grace, light, and knowledge ; some have the grace of God itself bestowed upon them, others have it not. Now were all men in such a state of probation as is pleaded for, ...
gelical repentance, which is unto life, is not in the power of man ; man, in a state of nature, has no true sense of his sins; nor will any means of themselves bring him to repentance for them, without the efficacious grace of God.
This external revelation of the mind of Christ, ought not to be called sufficient grace ; it is indeed the means of conveying and implanting grace, when it comes not in word only, but the Holy Ghost and with power : it is not sufficient ...
Nor was every man in Israel and Judah capable of judging whether God had given sufficient grace or no, to any, ... he could by internal grace have effected the saving work of conversion ; to which, external means, without it, ...