Thursday, March 3, 2016

.....Christ is the way, the truth, and the life; "No one cometh to the Father, but through him;" "He is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world;" and none ever were, or ever will be received up into glory, but by an experimental application of his merits to their hearts.  We might as well think to rebuild the tower of Babel or reach heaven with our hands, as to imagine we could enter therein by any other door, than that of the knowledge of Jesus Christ.....
                                                                                                                            George Whitefield


.....Our blessed Lord, though he was the eternal God, yet as man, he made the scriptures his constant rule and guide.  And therefore, when he was asked by the lawyer, which was the great commandment of the law, he referred him to his Bible for an answer, "What readest thou?"  And thus, when led by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil, he repelled all his assaults, with "it is written." 
     A sufficient confutation this, of their opinion, who say, "the Spirit only, and not the Spirit by the Word, is to be our rule of action."  If so, our Saviour, who had the Spirit without measure, needed not always have referred to the written word.
     But how few copy after the example of Christ?  How many are there who do not regard the word of God at all, but throw the sacred oracles aside, as an antiquated book, fit only for illiterate men?
     Such do greatly err, not knowing what the scriptures are, or for what they are designed.....
                                                                                                                                   George Whitefield   

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