Short gems from John Newton!

Short gems from John Newton!

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May we sit at the foot of the cross–and there learn . . .
what sin has done,
what justice has done,
and what love has done!

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I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ–and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master!

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My grand point in preaching, is to break the hard heart–and to heal the broken one!

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I am not what I ought to be. Ah! How imperfect and deficient!
I am not what I wish to be. I would abhor what is evil, and cleave to what is good.
I am not what I hope to be. Soon, soon, I shall put off mortality–and with mortality, all sin and imperfection.
Yet, though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be–I can truly say that I am not what I once was–a slave to sin and Satan. And I can heartily join with the apostle, and acknowledge, “By the grace of God, I am what I am!”

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John Newton’s last words: “I am still in the land of the dying. I shall be in the land of the living soon!”

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