Wherever there is a Paul, to preach, there will be a Tertullus, to find fault. —from Toplady.


Christ is still crucified between two thieves: Antinomianism and Phariseeism. —from Toplady.


If, therefore, the good we are enabled to do is done in the strength of divine grace; it follows, not that the Deity is indebted to us, but that we are unspeakably indebted to him, for working in us both to will and to do the things that are well pleasing in his sight. “Are good works, then, and moral obedience unnecessary?” Quite the reverse. They are of indispensable neces­sity. They must and will be wrought, by all who are born from above. They are the evidences of faith, and the necessary consequences of justification. Believe in Christ for justification, and lead a bad life if you can. It is impossible. They that are of God will do the works of God.

—from Toplady.


To a true believer, death is but going to church: from the church below to the church above. —Toplady


If, then, we are justified by the alone imputation of Christ’s righteousness, it more evidently follows, that good works, on our part, are, in no sense, meritor­ious of heaven: neither as causes nor conditions; for, however plausible and innocent the word condition may sound; a condition is no more than a softer name for cause; as being something on account of which some­thing else is given or done. And that works can be neither causes, nor (which amounts to the same thing) conditions of justification is clear; because the perfor­mance of a condition necessarily precedes the recep­tion of a benefit suspended on that condition; where­as, good works do not go before, but follow after jus­tification…Therefore, to put good works before jus­tification, is making the effect prior to the cause; and representing the fountain as flowing from the stream, instead of deducing the stream from the fountain.

—from Toplady