The Free Love of God

John Gill writing to a relative,

“I depend wholly and alone upon the free, sovereign, eternal, unchangeable, love of God, the firm and everlasting covenant of grace, and my interest in the Persons of the Trinity, for my whole salvation; and not upon any righteousness of my own; nor on any thing in me, or done by me under the influences of the Holy Spirit ;” and then, as confirming what he had said, “not upon any services of mine, which I have been assisted to perform for the good of the church,” do I depend, “but upon my interest in the Persons of the Trinity; the free grace of God, and the blessings of grace streaming to me through the blood and righteousness of Christ, as the ground of my hope. These are no new things to me, but what I have been long acquainted with; what I can live and die by. I apprehend I shall not be long here, but this you may tell to any of my friends.”

(from John Rippon’s biography of John Gill)



  1. Andrew Suttles · August 1, 2012

    How many times can I ‘like’ this post?

    • jm · August 2, 2012

      Like it my sharing it Andrew.

      • Andrew Suttles · August 3, 2012

        By sharing the ‘Love of God’ or by sharing the post?

        Just kidding – I know what you meant.

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