Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Quotes of the Week

There is enough of a revelation of God in creation that it should have kept ancient man from idolatry and modern man from atheism. - J. Vernon McGee

Man's history does not indicate any degree of evolution, but it does declare a sordid record of revolution. - J. Vernon McGee

Men are not saved by the light they have. Men are judged by the light they have. - J. Vernon McGee

A saved sinner has a much in heaven as Christ has, for he has all the merit and righteousness of Christ. - J. Vernon McGee

Justification by faith is not just the subtraction of guilt from the sinner but rather the addition of the righteousness of Christ. It means that God pronounces or declares the sinner righteous because he is in Christ. - J. Vernon McGee

The sinner is declared to be righteous because he is in Christ. The sinner is as much saved the moment he trusts God as he will be a million years from today. This is justification by faith. - J. Vernon McGee

Justification by faith is more than the subtraction of our sin (forgiveness); it is the addition of the righteousness of Christ. We are not merely restored to Adam's former position, but now we are placed in Christ where we shall ever be throughout the endless ages of eternity. - J. Vernon McGee

God saved men on credit in the Old Testament. The penalty was never paid in the Old Testament and the guilt was not removed. There was merely atonement - a covering for sin. It looked as if the justice of God was sleeping. The death of Christ paid the penalty for all the sins of the Old Testament economy. The cross reveals God's righteousness whether men believe or not. It honors God and can save men. - J. Vernon McGee

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Rm. 5:9
The Believer is delivered from all judgment both present and future, which includes the Great Tribulation. To contend that the Church, which He purchased with His blood, must go through the Great Tribulation is to impugn the doctrine of justification by faith. Justification by faith looks to the future and offers security in Christ, which was made possible by His blood. - J. Vernon McGee

Predestination has application only to those who love God - God's children - and it simply guarantees that God's high and holy purpose will be consummated in them. - J. Vernon McGee

[all of these quotes are taken from the book - Reasoning Through Romans, Part I]

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