We are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags. (Is 64:6)
Today, that passage from Isaiah is one of the best known verses from Old Testament. So much so, that when you hear a sermon or read a tract about salvation, it will most likely be quoted. A few examples of such usage are given below: Continue reading Righteous?
A BLOW AT THE ROOT
CHRIST STABBED IN THE HOUSE OF HIS FRIENDS
(b. June 28, 1703 – d. March 2, 1791)
“Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?” — Luke 22:48.
1. “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” Nothing under heaven can be more sure than this; “for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. And though heaven and earth pass away, yet His word shall not pass away.” As well therefore might God fall from heaven, as His word fall to the ground [Heb 12:14; Micah 4:4; Matt 5:18]. No, it cannot be; none shall live with God, except those who now live to God; none shall enjoy the glory of God in heaven, except those who bear the image of God on earth; none who are not saved from sin here can be saved from hell hereafter; none can see the kingdom of God above, unless the kingdom of God be in them below. Whosoever will reign with Christ in heaven, must have Christ reigning in them on earth. They must have that mind in them “which was also in Christ Jesus,” enabling them “to walk as Christ also walked” [Phil 2:5; 1 Jn 2:6]. Continue reading A Blow at the Root