Thursday, September 06, 2007

Almost like I've heard this before

I am currently reading and enjoying the book All of Grace by C.H. Spurgeon. These are a few quotes from the book - though there is so much more - that have jumped out at me. Some things to remember...

"The salvation of God is for those who do not deserve it and have no preparation for it." - pg 13

"The grandest fact in heaven is this: Christ by His precious blood does actually put away sin. And God, for Christ's sake dealing with men on terms of divine mercy, forgives the guilty and justifies them - not according to anything that He sees in them or foresees will be in them, but according to the riches of His mercy which lie in His own heart." - pg 24-25

"This method of atonement is only known among men because it is a fact. Fiction could not have devised it. God Himself ordained it; it is not a matter which could have been imagined." - pg. 30

"Remember this or you may fall into error by fixing your minds so much on the faith which is the channel of salvation that you will forget the grace which is the fountain and source of faith itself. Faith is the work of God's grace in us." - pg. 44

"Jesus did not die for our righteousness, but He died for our sins. He did not come to save us because we were worth saving, but because we were utterly worthless, ruined, and undone." pg. 72

"The doctrine of the cross can be used to slay sin like the old warriors used their huge two-handed swords and mowed down their foes at every stroke." - pg 81

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