The Joy of Salvation

The Joy of Salvation


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1892 Excerpt: ... 5oT?f HE only satisfactory answer to this question is to be found in the scriptures. Our individual opinions are worth nothing except as based on the teachings of the Word of God. The Bible is our best authority on such an important subject. Let us carefully examine some of its statements. THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. In Eph. 1:7, we read, "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." The same thought is brought out in Col. 1:14, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." It is possible, therefore, to receive forgiveness of sin. The christian is one whose sins havebeen washed away. He is not saved in his sins, but from them. This blessing comes to us through Christ's blood. It rests upon the atonement. Of Mary's child it was said by the Holy Spirit before his birth, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins. This was his great mission in coming to our world. This forgiveness must be received by faith. There is no other way in which it can be received. "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Rom. 5:1.) The Psalmist says, "Blessed is he whose sin is covered." (Ps. 52:1.) That is, taken out of sight, covered in God's way, not in ours. "He that covereth his sin shall not prosper." (Prov. 28:13.) When God says to us, "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more," (Jer. 31:34.) it is our privilege to take this comforting assurance to our hearts and rest upon it. Isaiah was able to say, ' For Thou hast cast all my sins behind Thy back-.' (Isa. 38:17.) If we are the disciples of Christ we may say the sam...

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Thomas Johnston Lamont
Paperback | 24 pages
189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
Publication date
09 Feb 2012
General Books
Publication City/Country
Miami Fl, United States
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations