Insight

November 6, 2007

“To say that we save ourselves is to utter an absurdity…will it also be said that those who are redeemed have redeemed themselves? Or that slaves of Satan break their own fetters? If that were true, then why was a redeemer needed at all? Why would there be any need for Jesus to descend into the world to redeem those who could redeem themselves? Do you believe that the sheep of God, who He has taken from between the jaws of the lion, could have rescued themselves? It would be a strange thing if such were the case. Our Lord Jesus did not come to do an unessential work…we cannot believe that Christ came to do what sinners might have done themselves.” (Charles Spurgeon, Grace: God’s Unmerited Favor)

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