Friday, April 10, 2009

The Great Substitute for sinners

No man ever knows Christ till the light of God shines on the cross. You may look at a picture of the bleeding Jesus, you may read the story of his wounds, but you have not seen Christ, so as to be saved by his death, unless the light of his Spirit has revealed him to you as the great substitute for sinners, the surety of the new Covenant, suffering in your room, and place, and stead. You know him not, unless the mysterious light has led you to read these words as your own, “He loved me, and gave himself for me.”

From a sermon entitled "From The Dunghill To The Throne," delivered November 5, 1865.
Image by Keven Law under Creative Commons License.

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