Apr 25, 2010

Romans 8:32 - William Tant

Rom. 8:32 " He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things." The all for whom Christ. was delivered up, is explained by the words "all things." Now it is certain God does not give his people a rest in this world, neither does he give them the honours, the riches, the pleasures, the pomps, the vanities, nor the esteem of this world. Instead of these things, God's people are tempest-tossed, contemned, poor, afflicted, and hated in this world. Therefore, by the " all things" freely given, we must understand " all things" treasured up in Christ for them ; "all things" God in sovereignty sees fit to give ; " all things" needful ; " all things" that will be for their good ; all things" that will be for Gods glory. If, then, we admit a distinction in the " all things'.' given, so we must admit a distinction in the " all" to whom they are given. The "all," then, for whom Christ was delivered up, and the " all" to whom is freely given " all things," must be " all" who are interested in Christ by election union ; " all" whom God in sovereignty is pleased to quicken ; " all" whom he needs to compose the mystical temple of his grace ; " all" whom he is determined to do good to ; and " all" whom he has predestinated to be conformed to the image of his Son, glorifying himself in their salvation, and glorifying them in Christ for ever.

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