Watson on Repentance

BOOK The Doctrine Of Repentance

“Repentance is a pure gospel grace. The covenant of works admitted no repentance; there it was, sin and die! Repentance came in by the gospel. Christ has purchased in his death—that repenting sinners shall be saved. The Law required personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience. It cursed all who could not come up to this: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law” (Gal. 3:10). It does not say, “he who obeys not all things, let him repent” —but, “let him be cursed.” Thus repentance is a doctrine that has been brought to light, only by the gospel.” — Thomas Watson in The Doctrine of Repentance (online copy here)

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