Edward Taylor's “Christs Reply” Essay

864 Words Nov 24th, 2013 4 Pages
Edward Taylor's “Christs Reply”
By
Jesse Gill

Edward Taylor's “Christs Reply” is a response to his previous writing “ The Souls groan to Christ for Succour”. In “ The Souls Groan to Christ for Succour”, Edward Taylor is speaking to God expressing his concern for his sins. Wondering if Gods Grace is truly enough to forgive him. Christs Reply is spoken from Christ to Edward, assuring him that his grace is enough. He helps ease Taylor's mind by reassuring him that the devil is simply a tool used to help him draw closer to him, that his sins will never be to big to be covered by Grace, and that with God on his side he can do anything.

Taylor starts off this piece by having Christ Say “Peace, Peace, My Honey, do not Cry, My
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This stanza seems to sum up this piece perfectly. Simply stating that if Taylor puts his trust in Christ that nothing can bring him down. No bark of the Devil, and no sin he may commit, Gods Grace is enough.

By the end of Taylor's piece, you can tell he is more and more reassured that Christ will always be on his side, and that no amount of “barking” by the Devil, nor amount of sin he may commit will keep him down because he knows God is on his side. “Christs reply” is a perfect response to Taylor's “ The Souls groan to Christ for Succour”. Everything he was worried about and or had doubts about were answered with the most positive and reassuring message. The message that the devil is simply a tool used to help him draw closer to him, that his sins will never be to big to be covered by Grace, and that with God on his side he can do

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