Andrew Gray: eight ways that the gospel is a great salvation

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
... First, it is called the great salvation in respect of the price which was laid down for it; there being no less price laid down to purchase this great salvation, than the blood of the Son of God. From whence then doth salvation flow unto you? it comes running to you in a stream of the blood of the Son of God; this is clear, Heb. 9. 12. Neither by the blood of Goats and Calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Secondly, it is called a great salvation in respect of the many difficulties and oppositions which lie in the way of bringing it about. What great impediments (suppose ye) lay in Christ’s way before he could accomplish and bring about this great salvation? Was not the Justice of God to be satisfied? was he not to die, and to be made like unto one of us? was he not to lie in the grave? and was he not to bear the torments of hell before this great salvation could be accomplished and brought to pass? there were such impediments in the way of bringing about this great salvation, that if all the Angels in heaven had been set to work, they had been all crushed under it; had it been but that one great impediment to satisfy the justice, and pacify the wrath of God, even that was a pass, through which none could go but the eternal Son of God. It was so guarded, that none durst to adventure to enter it (much less could any win through it) save he only who was mighty to save. ...

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RPEphesian

Puritan Board Junior
there were such impediments in the way of bringing about this great salvation, that if all the Angels in heaven had been set to work, they had been all crushed under it;

I love this statement. Even those creatures who are immortal, holy, excelling in knowledge and mighty in power (WLC 16) were not up to the work. For this Christ, taking on a nature below that of angels, had done what none of them could do; therefore He has obtained a much more excellent name than they. Thank you Daniel.
 
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