Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I wanted to jot down an exerpt from a book. It is profound! (Be advised :)).
The brilliant Dr. Gerstner described the plight of the proud man in this way: "Christ has done everything necessary for his salvation. Nothing now stands between the sinner and God but the sinner's 'good works'. Nothing can keep him from Christ but his delusion that he does not need Him-- that he has good works of his own that can satisfy God. If men will only be convinced that they have no righteousness that is not as filthy rags; if men will see that there is none that doeth good, no, not one; if men will see that all are shut up under sin- then there will be nothing to prevent their everlasting salvation. All they need is need. All they must have is nothing. All that is required is acknowledged guilt. But, alas, sinners cannot part with their 'virtues.' They have none that are not imaginary, but they are real to them. So grace becomes unreal. The real grace of God they spurn in order to hold on to the illusory virtues of their own. Their eyes fixed on a mirage, they will not drink real water. They die of thirst in the midst of an ocean of grace.
Told you! I think it is utterly succinct and amazing. Hope it's a blessing. It is from "Truths that Transform " by Dr. James Kennedy. Hope you have a great day!

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