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a complete salvation

"And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." (John 1:16 ESV)

"...who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places..." (Ephesians 1:3 ESV)

"For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. "  (Colossians 2:9-10 ESV)

Your whole conduct through life depends upon the nature of the salvation of which you are a partaker by grace.

Is it not a complete salvation—an absolutely perfect work—yes, the greatest work of God, because all the rest comes from it, and leads to it?  Is it not the infinitely wise plan of the eternal Trinity, for which everlasting glory is to be given to every divine attribute?

Attend, O my soul, to the Scripture account of this salvation. Review the glory of it. Read again and again the revealed descriptions of it, till your heart be satisfied that this salvation is as perfect and complete as the Lord God Almighty could make it. This is its character.  Have you studied it well, and are you well grounded and established in the belief of it?  Mind you: this is the foundation.  If this totters, so will all the superstructure. O pray, then, and be earnest in prayer, that God would enlarge your views of the infinitely glorious and everlastingly perfect salvation, which is in Christ Jesus.

Carry them, O my soul, into every act of obedience. Go to prayer and every duty with this faith, that you are in Christ, and in him a partaker of his finished salvation.

Trusting to the complete work of Jesus, you are to walk with your God in time, just as you will follow the Lamb in eternity, receiving all out of his fullness.

These are your privileges. Read the promises concerning them.  Call to mind what your Father in Jesus has pledged to give his children.  Has he not provided grace sufficient for them? And is it not for his honor, as well as your profit, that he should give both the will and the power to walk humbly with him?  O plead his promises!

~ William Romaine, excerpts from The Walk of Faith (1771)


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