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The Author of Eternal Salvation   1 comment

Author of Eternal Salvation

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Heb. 5, 9b

…he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him….

Authorized Version

The saving of sinners, salvation–the most glorious work.  Our hearts thrill at the thought.

It is of necessity the work of God.  Man cannot accomplish it.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the author of it.  He wrought it out by his death and resurrection.  “The Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sin.”  He is the Word, the Spokesman of God.

It is for all who obey him.  He calls to repentance and faith and obedience.  He saves all who obey–now and eternally.

How gladly should we honor him, love him, and follow his leading in all things.

“Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,

Come, follow me;

And we see where Thy footprints falling

Lead us to Thee.”


“Neither is There Salvation In Any Other”   2 comments

Neither is There Salvation in Any Other

Above:  Part of the Original Text


Acts 4, 12


Having sinned, man is condemned.  Sin has dominion over him.  He is doomed if left to himself.  He has not power to free himself.  His only hope is in God.


In his great love God provided for man’s deliverance.  “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”  “To seek and to save that which was lost.”  He is become the author of eternal salvation (Heb. 5, 9).

(1)  Socially–man’s dealings with man.  Corruption abounds save when Christ is honored.  Morals depend on religion–can’t long survive if divorced from it.  “Feared not God was regarded man.”

(a)  “To preserve the government we must preserve morals.  Morality rests on religion.  If we destroy the foundation the superstructure must fall.”–Daniel Webster

(b)  “Why not give Christianity a trial?  After contemplating the world of human nature for nearly sixty years I see no way out of the the world’s  misery, but the way of doing God’s will.”–George Bernard Shaw

(c)  “The Church of Christ is the world’s only social hope, and the sole promise of world peace.”–Earl Haig

(d)  “Depend upon it, the world could not hold together without morals, nor can morals maintain their station in the human heart without religion.”–A British Journalist

(2)  He is the hope of Democracy.  She had kindly interest in every man.

“The paramount question underlying democracy is the religion of Jesus Christ.  Eliminate Christ and you leave the world to eternal war.

(3)  Government is is elevated by him.  Without religion corruption will rule and ruin the state.  Graft is rampant without proper restraint.

(a) “Now it is either Christ or chaos; either the kingdom of God or world revolution.”–Lord George

(b)  The world must come back to Christ, the greatest revolutionary that the world has ever known, a revolutionary that carries out his revolution, not by strikes and mobs and lawless slaughter, but by dying himself upon a cross.”–a labor leader

(c)  “Whoever does anything to depreciate Christianity is guilty of high treason against the civilization of mankind.”–McCauley

(d)  “Our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually.”–Woodrow Wilson

(e)  “Speaking of our efforts for peace McArthur said, “It must be of the spirit of we are to save the flesh.”

“I think I can find the money if you can furnish the men.”–Jones

(4)  He is the Saviour of the individual.  How wonderfully he saves!  Is he yours?




Hebrews   1 comment


Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)


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