The old reformers took as their essentials, "The scriptures alone, grace alone, and CHRIST ALONE." What did they mean, "CHRIST ALONE"? I believe it was Isaac Watts who wrote:"Christ as our Mediator stands
Between our souls and God;
Upon both parties lays His hands,
Presenting His precious blood.
Christ is my rock; on Him I build
My life, my hope, my all;
His promise shall be fulfilled;
He will not let me fall."
All spiritual blessings that the sovereign, gracious God has for sinners are IN our Lord Jesus Christ, BY the merits and blood of our Lord, and FOR the glory of our Redeemer. Simply put, CHRIST IS SALVATION!
It is Christ, not the cross, who saves. "I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU."
It is Christ, not the church, who justifies.
It is Christ, not my faith, nor my confession, nor my profession, who unites me to God.
It is the Master, not the mother, who is our Mediator.
It is His blood that cleanses, His obediedence that sanctifies, His love that will not let me go, His faithfulness (not mine) constant and steadfast, and His promise, spoken to Peter but true of every believer,
Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
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