We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sin Must Be Punished

Any view of the cross and of the death of Christ which does not bring "the blood" to the very centre and make it an absolute necessity is a misrepresentation of the cross.  Christ is our Sin-bearer.  He died on Calvary's hill for our sins, to receive the punishment of our sins.  The just and holy God had to punish sin, and He punished it there.  A preaching of the cross which does not mention the righteousness and the justice of God, and the absolute necessity of punishment, is a complete misrepresentation of the doctrine of the death of Christ.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Way of Reconciliation: An Exposition of Ephesians 2, p.262


ali said...

Amen and AMEN!!! The blood will never loose its power.

Anonymous said...

Excellent quote here from Lloyd-Jones....thanks for posting it!