I charge you never to give up the old doctrine of the blood of Christ, the complete satisfaction which that atoning blood made for sin, and the impossibility of being saved except by that blood. Let nothing tempt you to believe that it is enough to look only at the example of Christ, or only to receive the sacrament which Christ commanded to be received, for which many nowadays worship like an idol. When you come to your deathbed, you will want something more than an example and a sacrament. Take heed that you are found resting all your weight on Christ’s substitution for you on the cross, and His atoning blood, or it will be better if you had never been born.
– J. C. Ryle
1816 – 1900
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
Great quotes like this are a reminder of what happens when we live on the word of God. When the word is what guides us, motivates us and inspires us. When it creates within us a burning passion for Him above all other things.
To the outside world, this may seem extreme but then, how important is eternity?
Thanks for sharing these quotes!
The Cross and the Blood!
The substituinary atonement – Thank You LORD!
Reading stuff like this is of such great encouragement