live by faith upon his fulness

“When the Spirit of truth is come, he shall glorify me; for he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you;” William_Romaine_by_Francis_Cotes

that is, when he comes to convince sinners of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment, he takes of the things of Christ, and glorifies him by showing them what a fulness there is in him to save. He leads them into all necessary truth in their judgments, both concerning their own sinfulness, guilt, and helplessness, and also concerning the almighty power of the God-man, and his lawful authority to make use of it for their salvation. He opens their understandings to comprehend the covenant of grace, and the offices of the eternal Trinity in this covenant, particularly .the office of the sinner’s surety, the Lord Christ; and he convinces them that there is righteousness and strength, comfort and rejoicing, grace for grace, holiness and glory, yea, treasures infinite, everlasting treasures of these in Christ; and hereby he draws out their, affections after Christ, and enables them with the heart to believe in him unto righteousness. And the Holy Spirit having thus brought them to the happy knowledge of their union with Christ, afterwards glorifies him in their walk and conversation, by teaching them how to live by faith upon his fulness, and to be continually receiving out of it grace for grace, according to their continual needs. THE LIFE OF FAITH, William Romaine 1793

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3 thoughts on “live by faith upon his fulness

  1. I love this guy! An Anglican rector, evangelical and Calvinist, and in their time, friends with George Whitefield. He was also a professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, which meets even still at Barnards Inn Hall, in central London. I have been there, and they still have lectures there.

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