Friday, March 14, 2008

Believe The Gospel

Horatius Bonar"Christ crucified" is the burden of the message which God has sent to man. "Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures." The reception of this gospel is eternal life; the rejection of it is everlasting death. "This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son." The belief of the gospel saves; the belief of the promise annexed to that gospel makes us sure of this salvation personally. It is not the belief of our belief that assures us of pardon, and gives us a good conscience towards God; but our belief of what God has promised to every one who believes His gospel,—that is eternal life. "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and THOU SHALT BE SAVED." —Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

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