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The only sacrifice that is well pleasing to God

January 21, 2013 1 comment

fullerSpeaking on the sacrifice of Christ- Andrew Fuller declared……This is the only sacrifice which is well-pleasing to God. All that went before, were of no account but as they pointed to it; and all the prayers and praises of sinful creatures are no otherwise acceptable than as presented through it. It is not for you to go about to appease the divine displeasure, or to recommend yourself to the Saviour by any efforts of your own; but despairing of help from every other quarter to receive the atonement which Christ hath made. To this you are invited, and that in the most pressing terms. He that made Him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, hath on this ground committed to his servants the ministry of reconciliation; and they, as ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by them, pray you in Christ’s stead, “Be ye reconciled to God.”

Rev. Andrew Fuller–The Great Question Answered

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God Reproves Sinners through their Parents

Further, God has provided for the reproof of offenders by making it a duty of parents towards their children. To attend to the spiritual concerns of children, and to restrain their wickedness is the most important part of a parent’s duty. We have had fathers of our flesh, says the Apostle, who have corrected us, and we gave them reverence-and most persons can adopt his language in relation to their own experience. Yes; and what a load of guilt will rest upon the head of that ungodly child who has despised all the warnings, the entreaties, and tears, and prayers of a pious father, or an affectionate mother, who travailed in birth again that Christ might be formed in their souls, the hope of glory, when their own bodies slumber in the dust.

 

Asahel Nettleton-The Destruction of Hardened Sinners

 

 

 

Concerning our Blessings because of Prayer

Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayers and won with thanks.

Thomas Goodwin