Tag: Alone

The Solitary Way

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way —Psalm 107:4

All who fight the Lord’s battles must be content to die to the favorable opinions of men and the flattery of human praise. We cannot make an exception even in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also an appeal to the flesh.

It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men; however, we must never make that approval a motive in our life. All such motives are poison and deprive us of the strength with which we are to give glory to God. Rather, we must be content with the solitary way and the lonely wilderness.

The man of God must walk alone with God. He must be content in the realization that God knows all things. it is such a relief to the natural man within us to fall back upon human countenances and human thoughts and sympathy that we often deceive ourselves and think it “brotherly love”, when, in fact, we are just resting in the earthly sympathy of some fellow worm!

by A.B. Simpson

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Salvation Through Christ Alone

J.C. Ryleby J.C. Ryle

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Man is a sinful creature. All children born into the world, whatever their name or nation is–are corrupt, wicked, and defiled in the sight of God.

Human nature is so tainted and corrupt that, left to himself, no man could be save.

There is only one way in which a man or woman must be saved. It is only by our Lord Jesus Christ, through faith; never by our own works and righteousness.

One golden thread runs through the whole Bible–no salvation except by faith in Jesus Christ.

You may think that I am unloving, narrow-minded, bigoted, and so forth; so be it. But you cannot tell me that my doctrine is not that of the Word of God. That doctrine is, “Salvation in Christ to the very uttermost!” But without Christ, there is no salvation at all.

Let it be called intolerant and unloving. No salvation, no way to Heaven–except through Jesus Christ!

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

by J.C. Ryle