What are some quotes on God's grace?
"Grace may be defined as the unmerited or undeserving favor of God to those who are under condemnation." – Enns1
"Grace is what God may be free to do, and indeed what he does, accordingly, for the lost after Christ has died on behalf of them." - Chafer2
"Grace is another attribute that is part of the manifold of God's love. By this we mean that God deals with his people not on the basis of their merit or worthiness, what they deserve, but simply according to their need; in other words, he deals with them on the basis of his goodness and generosity." - Erickson3
"What is grace? In the New Testament grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending His only Son to descend into hell on the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven. ‘(God) hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him’" (2 Corinthians 5:21)." - Packer4
"Grace is not looking for good men whom it may approve, for it is not grace but mere justice to approve goodness. But it is looking for condemned, guilty, speechless and helpless men whom it may save, sanctify and glorify." - Scofield5
Grace is not looking for good men whom it may approve, for it is not grace but mere justice to approve goodness. But it is looking for condemned, guilty, speechless and helpless men whom it may save, sanctify and glorify. - Darby6
1 Enns, Paul. Moody Handbook of Theology, 196
2 Chafer, Lewis Sperry. Systematic Theology VII, 178.
3 Erickson, Millard.Christian Theology, 320-321.
4 Packer, J.I. Knowing God, p. 226.
5 Scofield is quoted by William McDonald, The Grace of God, 6.
6 J. N. Darby as quoted by McDonald, The Grace of God, 20-21.
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