God’s sovereign grace (1)


In 1991 James White’s God’s Sovereign Grace was published. Chapter four is entitled, The Grace of God in Salvation. After citing 2 Timothy 1:8-12, James White writes:

“In encouraging Timothy, Paul speaks of the God who saved us, and who called us to a holy life. Why did God do this? Certainly not for anything we did! Instead, the basis of God’s saving work is ‘his own purpose and grace.’ No election based upon our actions to be found here! Paul speaks of God’s grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the very beginning of time itself! Before creation, God set His love and mercy upon us in Christ Jesus. Before we had done anything — before creation even came into existence — God chose us, and granted to us grace in His Son Jesus Christ. And we must not miss the importance of what Paul…

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