We confess that we fall sadly short in everything, and have reason to be ashamed and amazed that we are so faintly influenced by such animating principles; yet, upon the whole, our consciences bear us witness, and we hope we can declare it both to the church and to the world without just fear of contradiction, that the doctrines of grace are according to godliness.

–John Newton, “The Doctrines of Election and Final Perseverance.”

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