William Perkins: Grace Admits No Partner

The Galatians are removed not only from the doctrine of Paul, but also from the grace of God. And the reason is because they joined the works of the law with Christ and His grace in the cause of their justification and salvation. Here it must be observed that they which make a union of grace and works in the cause of justification are separated from the grace of God. Grace admits no partner or fellow. Grace must be freely given every way, or it is no way grace. Hence it follows that the present Church of Rome is departed from the grace of God, because it makes a concurrence of grace and works in the justification of a sinner before God. And we may not make any reconciliation with that church in religion, because it is become an enemy of the grace of God.

William Perkins | The Works of William Perkins, ed. Paul M. Smalley, Joel R. Beeke, and Derek W. H. Thomas, vol. 2 (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015), 29–30.


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Posted by Tony Phelps | Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | Categorized Grace, HeidelQuotes, Sola Gratia | Tagged Bookmark the permalink.

About Tony Phelps

Tony grew up in Rhode Island. He was educated at BA (University of Rhode Island) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked in the insurance industry for ten years. He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years. In 2015–18 he pastored Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Colorado Springs. He is currently pastor of Living Hope (OPC). Tony is married to Donna and together they have three children. Meet all the Heidelberg contributors»