Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jerry Bridges: Guilt & Grace

Here is some gold from Jerry Bridges:

"Our need is not to be measured by our own sense of need, but by what God had to do to meet that need. Our situation was so desperate that only the death of his own Son on a cruel and shameful cross was sufficient to resolve the problem.

Many people erroneously think that God can just forgive our sins because he is a loving God. Nothing could be further from the truth. The cross speaks to us not only about our sin but about God’s holiness…

The cross…is an expression of God’s wrath toward sin as well as his love to us. It expresses his holiness in his determination to punish sin, even at the cost of his Son. And it expresses his love in sending his son to bear the punishment we so justly deserved...

We cannot begin to understand the true significance of the cross unless we understand something of the holiness of God and the depth of our sin.”


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