Day: December 10, 2011

From Such Love–May I Ever Be Delivered!

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

"Christian Love" 1878

Christian love does not consist in approving everybody’s religious opinions. Here is another most serious and growing delusion. There are many who pride themselves on never pronouncing others mistaken–whatever views they may hold. Your neighbor may be an Atheist, or a Buddhist, or a Roman Catholic, or a Mormonite, a Deist, or a Skeptic, a mere Formalist, or a thorough Antinomian. But the "love" of many says that you have no right to think him wrong! "If he is sincere–then it is uncharitable to think unfavorably of his spiritual condition!"

From such love–may I ever be delivered!

Not Lost In The Crowd

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

“Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?” Mark 5:31

God never loses the individual in the crowd. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”-there is the multitude-but God breaks it down into individuals-“there is none righteous, no, not one.” The sinners cannot hide in the crowd.

But there is another side: “God so loved the world”-there is the multitude-“that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever”-there is the individual-“believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Salvation is for every sinner in the crowd.