My security as a Christian does not reside in the strength of my faith but in the indestructibility of my Savior.
Sinclair Ferguson (1948- )
People should put their trust in nothing but Jesus Christ alone, not in their prayers, merits, or their own good deeds.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
It’s not our holding to God, but His holding to us that perseveres us. Like little boats tied fast to a rock, we are safe.
Thomas Watson (1620—1686)
“Prophetic” words that sound like they were spoken yesterday!
“The only salvation for our civilization is going back; not so much going back to former conditions as going back to First Principles.”
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting Himself for man.
John R. W. Stott, The Cross of Christ (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006), 159.
To refuse the cross as the instrument of salvation is to choose it as the instrument of judgment.
Philip Hughes, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, p. 388
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