Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Foundation of the Church

The foundation of the true Church was laid at a mighty cost. It needed that the Son of God should take our nature upon Him, and in that nature live, suffer, and die, not for His own sins, but for ours.
It needed that in that nature Christ should go to the grave, and rise again. It needed that in that nature Christ should go up to heaven, to sit at the right hand of God, having obtained eternal redemption for all His people. No other foundation could have met the necessities of lost, guilty, corrupt, weak, helpless sinners.
~ J.C. Ryle
Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, “The Church Which Christ Builds”, [Moscow, ID: Charles Nolan Publishing, 2001], 263.

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