Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Faith which believeth in Jesus, the first, and last, and only part and act of man in salvation.
God provides salvation as He gives water and man has only to drink; as He provides bread and man has only to eat; as He provided the brazen serpent, and man had only to look; as He provided the sacrificial Lamb upon Calvary and man has only to receive. - J. Frank Norris

The church should be a place where "No man is respected for his wealth or rejected for his poverty." - J. Frank Norris

A dying sinner was once asked if he would not like to be saved. "I certainly would, " he replied; "but," he added earnestly, "I don't want God to do anything wrong in saving me." It was through the letter to the Romans he learned how "God can be just and the Justified of him which believeth in Jesus." You will remember how Socrates expressed himself five hundred years before Christ. "It may be," he said, addressing himself to Plato, "that Deity can forgive sins, but I do not see how." It is this that the Holy Spirit takes up so fully in this Epistle. He shows us that God does not save sinners at the expense of His righteousness. In other words, if saved at all, it will not be because righteousness has been set aside in order that mercy might triumph; but mercy has found a way whereby divine righteousness can be fully satisfied and yet guilty sinners justified before the throne of high heaven. - H.A. Ironside

"As many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law." No principle could be sounder. Men are held responsible for what they know, or might know if they would. They are not condemned for ignorance unless that ignorance be the result of willful rejection of light. "men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil."  - H.A. Ironside

The law promised blessing upon obedience and denounced judgment on disobedience. None have kept it. Therefor, "The law worketh wrath." It cursed. It could not bless. It intensified sin by giving it the specific character of transgression, making it willful violation of known law. It could not be the means of earing what was freely given. [salvation by faith in Christ]  - H.A. Ironside

The paramount difference between Christianity and pagan religions is that Christianity has a God who SHED His blood in love for a lost world, while the pagan gods are continually calling for blood... the blood of the people who worship a stone god that cannot see, hear, nor speak. Our God, gave His own blood -once for all, forever, never to be repeated; but the poor heathen returns again and again and again with blood, blood, and more blood! - Oliver B. Greene

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