Tag: Christ Alone

Christ Alone

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Christ is the head —Ephesians 5:23

Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.

The sailor was right when he saw the little boy fall overboard and waited a minute before he plunged to his rescue. When the distracted mother asked him in agony why he had waited so long, he calmly replied: “I knew that if I went in sooner he would clutch at me and drag me down. I waited until his struggles were over, and then I was able to help him when he did not grasp me too tightly.”

When people grasp us too strongly, either with their love or with their dependence, we are intuitively conscious that they are not looking to God, and we become paralyzed in our efforts to help them. United prayer, therefore, requires that the one for whom we pray be looking away from us to the Lord Jesus Christ, and we together look to Him alone.

by A.B. Simpson


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