Jun 12, 2013

Revelation 22:17 and John 6:37 - William Button

"...the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." (Revelation 22:17)

"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37)

“But,” says Mr. F. “every man has a warrant so to trust in Christ” (p. 47): and where is it? Why, two scriptures are brought; “that declaration, whosoever will, let him come” (says our author) “is a sufficient one.” But this encouragement surely is limited—it is whosoever will: now all have not a will; therefore it is not a warrant for every man.—The next text mentioned is, “and him that cometh I will in no wise cast out.” This, says Mr. F. “is another as sufficient;” but is not this limited to the elect, who are by efficacious grace brought and made willing to come? “All that the Father hath given me shall come, and him that cometh I will in no wise cast out.” Here’s election asserted; here is the certainty of the call of the elect declared, “they shall come;” and here is the encouragement for all those who do come; “they shall in no wise be cast out.” But where is the warrant to call every man to come? I confess, I have not penetration enough to discover it.

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