On the acceptance of works in the two covenants (Oliver Heywood)

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In the covenant of works, the person is accepted for the work's sake: in the covenant of grace the work is accepted for the person's sake; if the soul be devoted to God and accepted through the Mediator, a mean duty is graciously received and made welcome; but the costliest services are not regarded, if coming from an enemy to God …

Oliver Heywood, Baptismal Bonds Renewed (1687) in The Whole Works of the Rev. Oliver Heywood, B.A. (5 vols, Idle: John Vint, 1826), 4: 21.
 
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