Quotes (876)

Let us strive to know more and more, every year we live, our need of a mediator between ourselves and God. Let us seek more and more to realize that without a mediator our thoughts of God can never be comfortable, and the more clearly we see God the more uncomfortable we must feel. Above all, let us be thankful that we have in Jesus the very Mediator whose help our souls require, and that through Him we may draw near to God with boldness, and cast fear away. Out of Christ, God is a consuming fire. In Christ, He is a reconciled Father. Without Christ, the strictest moralist may well tremble, as he looks forward to his end. Through Christ, the chief of sinners may approach God with confidence, and feel perfect peace.

– J. C. Ryle

1816 – 1900

HT: JC Ryle Quotes

One thought on “Quotes (876)

  1. Thank you, Pilgrim. This is such a bedrock doctrine, yet one which the Emerging “church” rejects in practice. The Scriptures are crystal clear that sin has separated mankind from the All-pure All-holy God, and there’s absolutely NOTHING man can do to change that. Thus no amount of contemplative practices, no amount of “spiritual disciplines”, no amount of good works, no human mediator, and no saint of the past can bridge that gap or in any way restore man to God to any degree. God the Son, Jesus Christ, is the one and only Mediator.

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