traill on the benediction

An old note I had of something Robert Traill said.

He’d been arguing that the fountain of grace is grace in God. He demonstrates that there is grace in each of the three persons of the Godhead: the Father, 1 Pet 5:10, the Son, John 1:14, and the Holy Spirit, Heb 10:29 or Zech 12:10.

“It is to be observed in that apostolic wish, which by a good custom is made the concluding blessing in Christian assemblies, ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all, amen,’ that there is grace in the Father’s love, and grace in the communion of the Holy Ghost, as well as there is love and communion in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. For grace is in all divine favour, and in all its fruits, freely bestowed on the undeserving sons of men.”

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