An Eclipse of the Son

Nov 10, 2016
William Rushton

The precious truths of the gospel, which were once openly declared, are now very rarely heard among us.

Covenant engagements, precious promises, eternal election, immutable love, free pardon, and complete justification, are subjects seldom heard. The open preaching of them is judged by no means expedient, and, as is thought, can answer no other end than to discourage practical religion, and to bring us into disgrace.

Instead of the glorious truths of which the apostle Paul, under inspiration, has given a catalog in Ephesians 1 and 2, as constituting the substance of his own preaching, human piety, human worthiness, human greatness, and human influence stand exalted, so that the glory of Jesus Christ is eclipsed among us.

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