Friday, January 09, 2015


How well it is told in the book of Hebrews: "For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified." And when Jesus died on the cross, He said, "It is finished!"
Somebody said, "We will bring the elements and have again a non-bloody offering of a sacrifice; we will have Christ sacrificed again in the mass." No, you won't; not if you follow the Scriptures. Jesus died once, and one sacrifice is enough. And you dishonor God, and it is a sign of unbelief if you depend on any additional gifts or sacrifices or righteousness or good works. No, Jesus did it! Now you are simply to speak. No mass! No further sacrifice ever! - John R. Rice
Oh, Jesus is the virgin-born Saviour. He is God. You needn't tell me He is just a good man; that wouldn't be enough for a poor sinner. You needn't tell me He is even the best man who ever lived; that is not enough. He must be the God-Man who meets all of God's requirements. - John R. Rice
There is not Christianity without a virgin-born Saviour, without a Saviour who is God in human form. If anyone says it doesn't matter, they are of the Devil's crowd, these wicked wolves in sheep's clothing who pretend to be Christians but are not. they may have on a bishop's robes, or they may be denominational secretaries, or they may be professors of Bible in seminaries; but if they don't believe in the virgin birth, don't count them Christians. They are not. Don't count them as born again; they are not. Don't count them as children of God; they are children of Satan. - John R. Rice
There will never be real peace on this earth until Jesus comes and settles things. Some people say, "We will have a Poverty Program, and do away with poverty." I read yesterday where a certain man said it will take billions of dollars, and we will have to find four and a half million jobs, he said; but we can do away with poverty forever in America. He is crazy. He forgets the drunkenness of men a...nd their sins. He forgets the gambling instinct. He forgets the irresponsibility. He forgets the men who desert their families. He forgets those who have no sense of burden for themselves, no sense of earning their own way. man is not inherently good. But, when Jesus comes and fixes things, and all people left on earth are born again, and we who are saved are made complete in our salvation, then He, "The Prince of Peace," will reign. - John R. Rice
Some do not like the idea of the day of the Lord and Jesus coming in judgment. People talk foolishly and I think wickedly when they speak only of the meek and lowly Jesus. Somebody says, "But the Bible says, 'God is love.'" Yes, but the Bible also says, "the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God" (Deut. 4:24). You say, "But God wants to save people!" Yes; but "It is a fearful thing fall into the hands of the living God" (Heb. 10:31). You say, "But God has offered us Heaven!" That is true; but it is plainly said that "he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:36), and that the "wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God" (Ps. 9:17). And so a day of vengeance and judgment is coming. - John R. Rice
In Mark 13:32, 33, we have Jesus' words as follows, "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is."
Here we are told that "no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son," but only the Father knows when Christ will return! We believe that Christ... now, in His exalted and glorious state, knows when He will return. But here I understand Him to claim that while on earth He did not know. If Jesus did not know, it was because He had emptied Himself of the outward evidences and marks of His deity. Certainly it is clear that no man in the world knows or can know when Christ will come and the angels themselves in Heaven do not know. - John R. Rice

Currently there is a great turning of heretofore sound Bible teachers to believe that the church must go through the tribulation. They are "restudying prophecy," they say. The simple truth is that they have set so many signs, and then found their prophecies were not fulfilled and Christ did not come, until now many choose to believe that they were right about it being the closing days of the age, but they believe the tribulation time is simply coming on without the rapture, and that saved people will go through the tribulation. In this they sin against clear Bible teaching of the imminence of Christ's coming. - John R. Rice

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