Friday, December 01, 2006

Truths Exhibited by the Crucifixion

The crucifixion of Christ
(Archibald Alexander)

The truths which are exhibited in a clear and strong light by the crucifixion of Christ, are such as these:

1. The infinite evil of sin, which in order to its pardon, required such a sacrifice.

2. The holiness and justice of God, which would not allow sin to pass without full evidenceof the divine disapprobation, and His inflexible purpose to visit it with deserved punishment.

3. The wisdom of God, in contriving a method of salvation by which His own glory would be promoted in the eternal salvation of hell-deserving sinners. This wisdom is chiefly manifest in the incarnation of the Son of God, by which the divine and human natures are united in one person.

4. But the most wonderful exhibition of the cross is the mercy of God, the love of God to sinners;such love as never could have been conceived of, had it not been manifest by the gift of his own Son!

Grace Gems (choice electronic books, sermons & quotes)

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4 Comments:

At Friday, December 01, 2006 10:37:00 AM, Anonymous Rob said...

Hey Doug,

If for nothing else, thanks a lot for posting a link to where you found that quote. I recently finished reading a book called Princeton & Preaching which really introduced me to Archibald Alexander, and so I am definitely interested in reading more of his writings.Of course I have noticed that there are many other authors represented there as well. Lots of good reading.

Rob

 
At Saturday, December 02, 2006 2:47:00 AM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

All four points are great reminders of the power and significance of the cross. I like this post for that reason.

 
At Saturday, December 02, 2006 8:03:00 AM, Blogger Tim A. said...

Doug,
Great quotes on the cross. We cannot forget the cross of Jesus our Savior.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.

 
At Tuesday, December 05, 2006 9:28:00 AM, Anonymous Gordon Cloud said...

This is really great. We can never question God's love when we look at the cross.

 

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