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More Gained than Lost

12 Jul

Spanish coins before 1492 show the Strait of Gibraltar with the Latin inscription Ne plus ultra—no more beyond. But when Columbus returned from his voyages of discovery, they issued a new coinage, and the inscription read Plus ultra—more beyond. When the Lord Jesus Christ passed through the gates of death, men who saw him go may have thought he had reached the end. But when he came back from the dead, he brought us abundance of grace and of the gift of the righteousness of God. Now we say, “There is everything here, and more beyond.” Abundantly more.

Donald Grey BarnhouseBarnhouse, D. G.

God’s Grace: Romans 5:12-21. Eerdmans

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