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That the hymn writer's doctrine here is correct can be seen particularly clearly in the parable of the unforgiving servant (cf. Matthew 18:21-35) - the eponymous servant received (extraordinary) grace through the large cancellation of his debt but upon his insistence that another servant repay a much smaller debt owed to him, he was judged not worthy of the ...


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I think ... that it is almost certainly a case of poetic license here. It's simply saying "I'm incredibly immeasurably grateful for this gift of grace and I want to dedicate my life to you because of it".


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The closest thing to a real concise example is the parable of the prodigal son. The story is found in Luke 15:11-32 The story starts with the son demanding his share of the inheritance, so, unfortunately, it is a difficult case to make that he found favor with his father in the first place. The son then leaves his father's house and squanders the ...


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Another theologian who anticipated some of the important thoughts of the Reformation, including sola gratia, was Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), who was frequently cited by both Luther and Calvin.



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