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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

There Is Only One God and One Mediator

I am not interested in a World Congress of Faiths.  I cannot kneel down together with, and look up with people, one of whom is looking at Confucius and another at Mohammed and another at the Buddha, and another at some philosopher.  I cannot!  There is only One to look at, it is this blessed Son of God.  And I have no sense of unity and no fellowship with any man who is not looking together with me at the same Saviour.  “There is one God and one mediator (and one mediator only) between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).  There is on unity apart from this.  We are together in failure and hopelessness, and now we are looking together at the same blessed Person.  And if we are not, what is the value of talking about unity?  What is the value of talking about having things in common and claiming that we are all one, if there is any question about Him, as to whether He is Son of God or only man?  If there is any doubt about it there is no unity, there is no fellowship.  We must confess together that there is only one Saviour, one only Lord Jesus Christ, God and Man, two natures in one person, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified under Pontius Pilate, risen again.  There must be no question about Him!  There is no unity unless we are agreed about Him!  The same Saviour, the same Person!

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Way of Reconciliation: An Exposition of Ephesians 2, pp.284-285

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Excellent, powerful stuff! Thanks Glenn.