Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Blessed Doctrine of Justification

Sunday Sermon...

Some sermons are long and some are short but to be effective they must contain Spirit-filled power and soul wrenching truth. I believe this paragraph written by A. W. Pink qualifies as a Spirit-filled and soul wrenching sermon of truth.

"When God Himself becomes a living reality unto the soul, when His awful majesty, ineffable holiness, inflexible justice, and sovereign authority, are really perceived, even though most inadequately, indifference to His claims now gives place to a serious concern. When there is a due sense of the greatness of our apostasy from God, of the depravity of our nature, of the power and vileness of sin, of the spirituality and strictness of the law, and of the everlasting burnings awaiting God's enemies, the awakened soul cries out, 'Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams. or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born form many transgressions, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?'" (Micah 6:6, 7) Then it is that the poor soul cries out, 'How then can a man be justified with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?" (Job 25:4) And it is in the blessed doctrine which is now before us that we are taught the method whereby a sinner may obtain peace with his Maker and rise to the possession of eternal life."


Anonymous said...

Happy Sunday Gregg, a great post and absorbing to read.


Gregg Metcalf said...

Yvonne - Thank you. Happy Sunday to you also. Glad you took the time to take it in.