- B.B. Warfield, "The Dogmatic Spirit"
It is of the gravest importance to keep clearly before our and others' minds and hearts the great fact that in Christ alone is there salvation. In Christ alone; and that in both sense of the word "alone." Not only can there be no salvation except in him; but in him is all that can be needed for salvation. Jesus only!
Paul determined to know nothing in Corinth but Jesus Christ and him as crucified. The only saving gospel is to find in him all. There needs no supplement. To depend on aught else - aught else, however small it may seem - along with him is as truly to lose him as to depend on aught else instead of him.
The solemn words of Paul, 'Behold I, Paul, say unto you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing,' have their multiform application in these modern times. And it behooves us so to live and so to preach, today, that we can say now, as he said then, that our only trust and our only glory is in the cross of Jesus Christ; and that we find in him and his work alone the beginning and the middle and the end of salvation. He is not only the author but also the finisher of our faith.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).