He Will Hold Me Fast!

My security as a Christian does not reside in the strength of my faith but in the indestructibility of my Savior.

Sinclair Ferguson (1948-     )

HT: @NWBingham

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Jesus Offers an Everlasting Salvation

Some people fancy they may be justified one year and condemned another, —children of adoption at one time, and strangers by and by, —heirs of the kingdom in the beginning of their days, and yet servants of the devil in their end. I cannot find this in the Bible…. It seems to me to overturn the good news of the Gospel altogether, and to tear up its comforts by the roots. I believe the salvation Jesus offers is an everlasting salvation, and a pardon once sealed with His blood shall never be reversed.

J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

“Just Give Your Heart to Jesus.”

Is this Scriptural?

Often an appeal is made to us “to take Christ” or we are urged to “decide for Christ” or “follow Christ” or “give ourselves to Christ” or “give our hearts to Christ.” But, again, I think we must examine this. Is this scriptural? Does the Scripture put it in that way? Surely the Scripture does not ask, “Will you take Christ?” but “Will Christ take you?” Is it possible for him to take me in view of my sinfulness, my vileness, my guilt, my hopelessness? This idea that I can take Christ or not or that I should be pleaded with or cajoled, that pressure should be brought to bear upon me to “take Christ” or “follow him” is wrong – it is “I” all along. But I am a miserable worm, a wretch!

D. Martin Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

HT: Reformed Quotes