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SEARCHING FOR LIFE'S QUESTIONS

A Salvation Plan click here

Able to Save by J. C. Ryle click here

A Bad Heart by J. C. Ryle click here

A Daily Bible Method Reading of the Bible Done Successfully click here
(Bible Reading Methods, Structures of the Bible, Best Translations to Use,Where to Start )

A Daily Morning & Evening Reading Devotional Plan from Jan to Dec click here

A Day Study in Stewardship by Tim Keller click here

Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

A Caution to Stir up to Watch Against Sin by John Bunyan click here

All of Grace by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

A Map Showing the Order & Causes of Salvation & Damnation
by John Bunyan click here

...And the World's God, in whom there is No Truth by George Fox click here

Are You Looking (Looking unto Jesus) by J. C. Ryle click here

Around the Wicket Gate by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Awake, Thou That Sleepest by John Wesley click here

Beginning Right by R. A. Torrey click here

Better Than The Angels by Rosco Brong click here
(Better than the Angels, The Only Begotten Son, Flesh & Bones, The Way of Salvation, What's the Good News? The Door of Faith, Forgiveness of Sins, Learn of Me, God Makes Known a Mystery, Saved by His Life, Saved to the Uttermost, Freedom in Christ, Peace in Christ, Dimensions of Love, Whatsoever He says, My Yoke is Easy-My Burden is Light, From Glory to Glory, Holding the Word of Life)

Calvary by J. C. Ryle click here

Christ Died for the UnGodly by Horatius Bonar click here

Christ - Our Life by Ruth Paxson click here

Christian Experience as Displayed in the Life & Writings of Paul
by Thomas Reade click here

Christian Fellowship the Church Member's Guide by John Angell James click here

Christ's First and Last Subject (repentance) by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Clothed With The Spirit by Smith Wigglesworth click here

Compel Them To Come In by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Concerning Faith by George Fox click here

Conditions of Being Saved by Charles G. Finney click here

Conversion by J. C. Ryle click here

Directions For Young Christians by Richard Baxter click here

Do You Believe by J. C. Ryle click here

Evangelism 101 Laying The Foundation by Matt Waymeyer click here

Except Ye Repent by H. A. Ironside click here

Faith Checkbook by Charles H Spurgeon click here

Faith and Repentance Inseparable by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Few Saved by J. C. Ryle click here

Follow the Lamb by Horatius Bonar click here

For Whom did Christ Die? by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Fourfold Salvation by Arthur W. Pink click here

Free Salvation by J. C. Ryle click here

From Grace To Glory Or Born Again by Octavius Winslow click here

Fully After The Lord by Steve Flinchum click here

God's Way of Peace by Horatius Bonar click here

God's Goodness Leading to Repentance by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

God's Way of Holiness by Horatius Bonar click here

Gospel Treasures by J. C. Ryle click here

Help Heavenward by Octavius Winslow click here

Have You Peace by J. C. Ryle click here

Help Heavenward by Octavius Winslow click here

How Do You Know If You Are A Real Christian by Jonathan Edwards click here

How to get the Most From Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson click here

How To Study The Bible by Watchman Nee click here
(Preparing the Person, Methods of Studying the Bible, etc.)

How Shall I Go To God by Horatius Bonar click here

If Any Man thirst... by J. C. Ryle click here

Immeasurable Love by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Infallible Word by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Is Conversion Necessary by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Instructions For The Ignorant by John Bunyan click here

Justification by Leon O. Poole click here

Law and Grace by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Life On The Highest Plane - Volume 1 - The Person & Work of Christ
by Ruth Paxson click here
(1. Human Life on Three Planes, 2. God's First Man - The First Adam, 3. Life on the Lowest Plane - The Entrance of Sin Into Man, 4. Life on the Lowest Plane - The Rule of Sin Over Man, 5. Satan & God in Conflict, 6. False & Futile Attempts for Salvation, 7. The Chasm Bridged, 8. God's Second Man - The Last Adam, 9. Four Spans in the Bridge of Salvation - Incarnation 10. Four Spans in the Bridge of Salvation-Crucifixion, 11. Four Spans in the Bridge of Salvation - Resurrection, 12. Four Spans in the Bridge of Salvation - Ascension and Exaltation 13. The Crowning Work of Jesus Christ in Salvation)

Life On The Highest Pane - Volume 2 - The Relation Between Christ & the Christian
by Ruth Paxson click here
(14. Grace Triumphant Over Sin, 15. Christ Our Saviour - The Bridge Crossed, 16. Christ Our Head - A New Creation Formed, 17. Christ Our Lord - A New Sovereign in a New Sphere, 18. Christ Our Life - A Perfect Oneness Effected, 19. Christ Our Sanctification - A People For His Possession and Use, 20. Christ Our Captain and Conqueror - Conflict and Conquest, 21. Life on the Highest Plane, 22. Carnal or Spiritual, 23. The Christian's Choice - Self or Christ?

Letters To A New Convert by Jonathan Edwards click here

Love Not the World by Watchman Nee click here

Man's Ruin - God's Redemption by L. R. Shelton click here

Marks of a True Conversion by George Whitefield click here

Marks of the New Birth by John Wesley click here

Mercy by Leon O. Poole click here

Morning and Evening Devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

New Birth by John Wesley click here

No Condemnation In Christ Jesus by Octavius Winslow click here

Not Saved by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

Old Things by Leon O. Poole click here

On Keeping the Heart by John Flavel click here

One Thing Necessary by Thomas Watson click here

Only One Way by J. C. Ryle click here

On the Fall of Man - Genesis 3:19 by John Wesley click here

On Working Out Own Salvation - Philippians 2:12-13 by John Wesley click here

Our Daily Walk by F. B. Meyers click here

Our God by Octavius Winslow click here
(The God of Love, The God of Hope, The God of Patience, The God of Comfort, The God of Bethel, The God of Grace, The God of Holiness, The God of Peace, The God of Light, This God is our God)

Pardon For The Greatest Sinners by Jonathan Edwards click here

Pressing Into The Kingdom Of God by Jonathan Edwards click here

Regeneration or The New Birth by Arthur W. Pink click here

Regeneration by J. C. Ryle click here

Regeneration 1 by J. C. Ryle click here

Regeneration 2 by J. C. Ryle click here

Regeneration 3 by J. C. Ryle click here

Repentance by Thomas Watson click here

Salvation By Faith Ephesians 2:8 by John Wesley click here

Scripture Way of Salvation - Ephesians 2:8 by John Wesley click here

Seek Ye First by Leon O. Poole click here

Self-Denial - Luke 9:23 by John Wesley click here

Self Righteousness by J. C. Ryle click here
“Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican"

Sonship by Smith Wigglesworth click here

Soul Heights and Soul Depths by Octavius Winslow click here
(Soul Depths, Prayer Out of Soul Depths, Contrition and Confession. Forgiveness and Fear, Waiting and Watching, Watching for the Morning, Hoping in the Lord, Final and Full Redemption,Soul Heights)

Spiritual Exercises of the Heart by Thomas Reade click here

Story Of Kingdom Explanation Of Bible by Jonathan Gibson click here

Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God by R. A. Torrey click here

The Almost Christian by George Whitefield click here

The Almost Christian by John Wesley click here

The Anxious Inquirer After Salvation Directed & Encouraged
by John A. James click here

The Believer's Companion in Solitude by Thomas Reade click here

The Blood of Jesus by William Reid click here

The Chief Of Sinners Saved by Stephen Charnock click here

The Christians Pathway or "Upward & Onward" by John MacDuff click here

The Compassion of Christ to Weak Believers by Samuel Davies click here

The Conversion of Zaccheus by George Whitefield click here

The Danger of Luke Warmness in Religion by Samuel Davies click here

The Day of Golden Opportunity by R. A. Torrey click here
(Because the Lord Jesus Brings Peace to the Tormenting Conscience, Because Jesus Christ Brings Inexpressible & Glorious Joy to Those Who Accept Him, Because Jesus Christ Brings Deliverance from the Power of Sin, Because Jesus Christ Brings Beauty of Character, Because Jesus Christ Fills Our Lives with Highest Usefulness, Because the Sooner We Come to Christ, the Fuller and Richer Will Be Our Eternity, Because if We Do Not Come to Jesus Christ Today We May Never Come At All)

The Deeper Christian Life by Andrew Murray click here
(Daily Fellowship With God, Privilege and Experience, Carnal or Spiritual ?, Out of and Into, The Blessing Secured, The Presence of Christ, A Word to Workers, Consecration)

The Deeper Christian Life by Andrew Murray click here
Daily Fellowship With God, Privilege and Experience, Carnal or Spiritual ?, Out of and Into, The Blessing Secured, The Presence of Christ, A Word to Workers, Consecration.

The Duty of Searching the Scriptures by George Whitefield click here

The Faithful Promiser by John MacDuff click here
(Pardoning Grace, Needful Grace, All-Sufficient Grace, Comforting Grace, Restraining Grace, Restoring Grace, Sanctifying Grace, Reviving Grace, Persevering Grace, Dying Grace, After Grace-Glory, Another Comforter, Providential Overruling, Safe Walking, Love In Chastisement, A Condition In Chastisement, Strength In The Weak, Encouragement To The Desponding, Peace In Believing, Bliss In Dying, A Due Reaping, An End Of Weeping, A Speedy Coming, Eventide Light, Heavenly Illumination, A Glorious Reunion, Everlasting Espousals, A Joyful Resurrection, A Nightless Heaven, A Crown Of Life, The Vision & Fruition Of God)

The Foot Of The Cross by Octavius Winslow click here
(Neamess to the Cross, A Sight of Sin & a Sight of Jesus, Faith at the Foot of the Cross, Love at the Foot of the Cross, Prayer at the Foot of the Cross, Forgiveness of Sin at the Foot of the Cross, The Conviction of Truth Beneath the Cross, A life-look at the Foot of the Cross, Bearing the Cross, The Solitude of the Cross, The Believer Crucified, The Repose of the Cross, The Cross of Christ the Christian's Weapon, Christ Crucified the Center of Christian Union)

The Footsteps of Jesus by John MacDuff click here
(Contentment-Covetousness, Steadfastness-Instability, Humility-Pride, Unity-Divisions, Selfishness-Unselfish Love, Pleasing Men-Pleasing God, Things of Earth-Things of Heaven, Timidity-Courage, Fruits of the Spirit-Works of the Flesh, Murmuring Submission, Luke warmness-Zeal, Purity of Heart-Nominal Profession, Life Everlasting-The Second Death)

The Fruits of Converting Grace in the Salvation of Sinners
by Stephen Charnock click here

The Fullness Of Christ by Octavius Winslow click here

The Glory Of The Redeemer by Octavius Winslow click here
(The Redeemer, the Revelation of the Father's Glory, The Typical Glory of the Redeemer, The Prophetical Glory of the Redeemer, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Humiliation, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Resurrection, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Ascension & Exaltation, The Glory of the Redeemer in His People, The Holy Spirit Glorifying the Redeemer, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Second Coming)

The God of All Flesh by Charles S. Price click here

The Good Confession by Watchman Nee click here
(Public Confession, Separated From the World, The Elimination of Distinctions, Witnessing, How to Lead People to Christ, Household Salvation, etc.)

The Greatest Text in the Bible by H. A. Ironside click here

The Heart of Gospel by Arthur T. Pierson click here

The Heart of the Gospel by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

The Holy Spirit, An Experimental & Practical View by Octavius Winslow click here
(The Soul Before Conversion, The Soul After Conversion, The Believer a Temple, The Necessity & the Nature of True Holiness, The Believer an Epistle, Jesus the True God, & His Work All-sufficient, The Believer Drawing Near to God, The Broken Heart Bound Up)

The Inner Life by Octavius Winslow click here

The Jerusalem Sinner by John Bunyan click here
(Good News for the Vilest of Men or A Help for Despairing Souls)

The Joy of God's Salvation by Charles G. Finney click here

The Kingdom of God is Within You by Andrew Murray click here
(The Kingdom of God, The Indwelling of God, Jesus Christ in You, Daily Fellowship With God)

The Lord My Portion or Daily Need Divinely Supplied by Octavius Winslow click here

The Man of God by Octavius Winslow click here

The Method of Salvation Through Jesus Christ by Samuel Davies click here

The Ministry of Home by Octavius Winslow click here
(The Christian Family, The Desire to See Jesus, The Heart Opened, The Lord's Time of Love, Christ Not Hidden, The Woman that Left Her Water pot, The Power of the Tongue, The Gift of Suffering, The Bereaved Home, The Influence of Companionship, Gracious Surprisals, etc.)

The Nature of Looking to Christ Opened & Explained by Samuel Davies click here

The Need of Decision For The Truth by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

The New Life by Andrew Murray click here

The Nightingale Song Of David by Octavius Winslow click here
(Christ the Shepherd, Green Pastures, Still Waters, The Restored Sheep, The Valley, The Rod & The Staff, The Banquet, The Anointing, The overflowing Cup, Heaven, At Last and Forever, Hell, At Last and Forever)

The Normal Christian Church Life by Watchman Nee click here

The Normal Christian Life
by Watchman Nee click here
(The Blood of Christ, The Cross of Christ, One Body in christ, The Goal of the Gospel etc.)

The Power of the Word of God by R. A. Torrey click here
(The Word of God has Power to Convict of Sin, The Word of God has Power to Regenerate, The Word of God has Power to Produce Faith, The Word of God has Power to Cleanse, The Word of God has Power to Build Up, The Word of God has Power to Make Wise, The Word of God has Power to give Assurance of Eternal Life, The Word of God has Power to bring Peace into the Heart, The Word of God has Power to Produce Joy, Patience Comfort and Hope also come Through the Word of God, The Word of God has Power to Protect from Error and Sin)

The Precious Things Of God by Octavius Winslow click here
(The Preciousness of Christ, the Preciousness of Faith, The Preciousness of Trial, The Preciousness of God's Thoughts, The Preciousness of the Divine Promises, The Preciousness of Christ's Blood, The Precious Anointing, The Preciousness of God's Children, The Preciousness of God's Word, The Preciousness of Prayer, The Preciousness of Christ's Sympathy With Our Infirmities, The Death of the Saints Precious)

The School of Obedience by Andrew Murray click here

The Secret Place by Smith Wigglesworth click here

The Strait Way to Heaven by William Dyer click here

The Sympathy of Christ by Octavius Winslow click here
(Sympathy, an Element of Christ's Nature, The Sigh of Christ, The Tears of Christ, The Emotion of Anger in Christ, The Silence of Christ, The Emotion of Love in Christ, The Sensitiveness of Christ to Suffering, Christ Sympathy with Temptation, Christ's Parting Sympathy, etc.)

The Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson click here

The Time is Short by Charles H. Spurgeon click here

The True Christian by John Angell James click here

The True Gospel of Christianity versus the False Gospel of Carnal Christianity
by L. R. Shelton click here

The True Vine by Andrew Murray click here

The Two Covenants by Andrew Murray click here

The Wages of Sin by Charles G. Finney click here

The Way of Salvation by Charles G. Finney click here

The Way To God and How to Find It by Dwight L. Moody click here

The Wise and Foolish Virgins by George Whitefield click here

The World by J. C. Ryle click here

The Victory List of Bible Promises by Robert Gunn click here

Titles of Christ by Octavius Winslow click here
(Christ - Emmanuel, Christ - the Wonderful, Christ - the Counselor, Christ - the Mighty God, Christ - the Everlasting Father, Christ - the Prince of Peace, Christ - a Man of Sorrow, Christ - the Resurrection and the Life, Christ - Our Righteousness, Christ - the Alpha and Omega)

Twenty Minutes A Day (A Daily Bible Reading Plan) by Robert Gunn click here

Victory by J. C. Ryle click here

Walking With God by George Whitefield click here

What City will You be in When Death Knocks on Your Door
by P. B. McKinney click here

What Does It Mean To Believe by Oswald J. Smith click here

What is Faith by Oswald J. Smith click here

What is the Gospel by H. A. Ironside click here

What Must I Do To Be Saved by Dwight L. Moody click here

Whose Voice are You Listening To? by Marlene C. Crouch click here
A Comparison of the Catholic Catechism to the Bible
Marlene Crouch’s book is a must read for those seeking the liberating truth of God in Christ. It can be a powerful tool to give to friends and family trapped in religions tradition and superstition. Let Christ’s freedom capture your heart. - Rev. Michael Harris, Calvary Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
You can purchase this book on Marlene C. Crouch's website http://marlenecrouch.tatepublishing.net

With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray click here

Working For God
by Andrew Murray click here

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The Story of Salvation

SINNER IN ADAM — WITHOUT CHRIST
The penalty of sin is upon him.
The power of sin is over him.
The presence of sin is in him.
Without Christ.
The sinner. Without hope.

THE SINNER AT THE CROSS — WITH CHRIST
The penalty of sin is removed by Christ, the Savior.
Pardon is granted.
Righteousness is imputed.
Justification.
The sinner's past. Covered

THE BELIEVER IN THE HEAVENLIES — IN CHRIST
The power of sin is broken by Christ, the Lord.
A new sphere is entered.
A new life is implanted.
A new nature is imparted.
Regeneration.
The believer's present. Assured.

THE BELIEVER ON THE EARTH — THROUGH CHRIST
The place of sin is taken by Christ, the Life.
Dead to Sin.
Dead to Self.
Alive to God.
Sanctification.
The believer's present. Secured.

THE BELIEVER IN THE AIR. LIKE CHRIST
The presence of sin is effaced by Christ, the King.
He is perfected into His likeness.
He is conformed into His image.
Glorification.
The believer's future. Transfigured.

Ephesians 2:8-9
"For by grace ye have been saved through faith, And that not of yourselves:
It is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

 

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Spiritual Baseball

Baseball Diamond

This illustration was designed to communicate Lordship salvation to a generation that has
been taught that believing there is a God is the same as true Faith and Repentance.

Becoming a Christian can be compared to hitting a home run in the game of Baseball.
The Bible teaches that the game of life starts with the score: hell - one and heaven - zero in
regards to our salvation and how we enter this world (Rom 3:23). In the Bible, this is known
as man's "sin problem.” If you are reading this illustration or hearing it, you have an
opportunity to remedy this sin problem by hitting a spiritual home run.

In the game of baseball, we must know the rules to compete successfully and win.
This is also true with our spiritual life. Suppose a batter did not know the rules of baseball,
and after hitting the ball and reaching first base he began to shout "home run!" while standing
on first base. Everyone would think he was a fool. This is often the case in regards to our
spiritual life. For example, someone goes to church and has an emotional experience without
a basic intellectual understanding of the person and work of Christ. Nor do they truly place
faith in Christ and repent of their sin. This would be the same as the person who would stand
on first base and scream "home run!”. Though sincere, this person would not have scored a
home run and would be “sincerely wrong" in regards to their relationship with God. An
emotional experience without a basic intellectual understanding of the person and work of
Christ and a surrendered will is insufficient to enter into saving faith.

Now, let an intellectual understanding of the person of Christ represent second base.
Another might hit the ball so to speak, and cross first base, heading for second. Upon
reaching second he might again begin to stand on the bag and scream "home run!". This too
would be inaccurate because it takes more than emotions, or intellect to hit a home run
spiritually.

Let third base represent the will. A decision for Christ is required to receive Him.
Some would say or believe that to give intellectual assent to Christianity or God would be
enough to experience saving faith. Mark 1:15 teaches that we must repent and believe to
become children of God. Someone may reach third base with emotions and intellect satisfied
but still possess reluctance to place faith in Christ to be the controller of their life. This
leaves them stranded at third base without biblical grounds for true saving faith.

In Luke 18:18, we see the story of the “Rich Young Ruler.” In this story, Jesus clearly
teaches it is necessary to say to Christ "anything, anytime, anywhere." This is the heart
indication that we have truly come to Christ with a surrendered will, and therefore have
spiritually hit a "home run." Then and only then does the score actually change to
Heaven - one and Hell -zero.

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Five Requirements for God’s Salvation

1. God Cannot Let Sin Go Unpunished

We see by these Scriptures-and many more which we could give you-that God cannot simply
forgive sinners and let their sins go unpunished, because His justice is displayed by the
vindication of His righteousness in the punishment of sin. Look at these Scriptures: Exodus 34:7,
“[He] will by no means clear the guilty”; and Psalm 5:5, “Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” It
is not a little dislike, but a thorough hatred which God bears for workers of iniquity. To be hated
of God is an awful thing! It is an awful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God, because our
God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24, Hebrews 12:29). Look at Romans 2:5-6:
“But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasures up unto thyself wrath against the
day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who will render to every man
according to his deeds.”
Therefore we see from Scripture that the justice and righteousness of God demand that sin be
punished. And the penalty for sin is death, eternal death in the lake of fire, banished forever from
God’s presence.
God said to Adam (Genesis 2:17), “For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely
die.” And die he did, for “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)-death in the lake of fire,
banished forever from God’s presence. Either you and I as sinners must be punished unto death,
forever lost and doomed and damned in hell, or a suitable substitute must be found who would be
able to bear the full punishment of our sin.

2. There Must Be a Substitute
If God is to be just and the Justifier of sinners (Romans 3:26), and is to bestow upon us the
salvation spoken of in our text, then a perfect and proper substitute must be found. This
substitute, having no sin of his own, would be able to bear the full punishment of sin in the place
of those to whom punishment is due. And that includes all of us, for we have all sinned and come
short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

3. Only God Could Be the Substitute
This brings us back to the great truth of the Bible and to the truth of our text concerning the
salvation of God for poor sinners, and the imputing of His perfect righteousness to their account
in heaven, so they can stand before Him with their sin-debt paid in full. Only God Himself could
be the perfect and proper substitute to atone for the sins of His people, to completely satisfy the
vindication of His justice and righteousness, and thus render those who believe acceptable in His
sight. According to Hebrews 10:4, no animal sacrifice could do it. According to Hebrews 2:14-
16, no angelic sacrifice could do it. According to Psalm 49:7-8, no human sinner (and we are all
sinners) could make atonement for his fellow sinners’ sin. Listen to how Scripture reads:
“None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth forever).”
The Scriptures point out clearly that if any man is to be saved, it was necessary for God in
Christ, His Son, to assume a human nature in order to atone for sin. This was so God Himself
could satisfy His own demands upon sin and justify freely the sinner who believes in and upon
Christ.
The questions is asked, Did He whom the Scriptures declare to be “holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens” (Hebrews 7:26) assume a human
nature, in order to atone for the sin of His people, and thereby provide for the vindication of the
justice and righteousness of God, by being punished for their sins? The answer is found in
Hebrews 2:14-18 in these words:
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise
took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death,
that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject
to bondage. For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the
seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like unto His
brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to
make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered being
tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted.”

4. The Substitute Must Be Sinless
Also, the Scripture declares that the sinlessness of the substitute, Christ Jesus the Lord, was
necessary, for sin was to be laid upon Him who knew no sin. This great truth is brought out
forcefully in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For He [God] hath made Him [Christ] to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him [Christ].”

5. Christ Alone Could Satisfy God’s Demands
Romans 3:24-26 states that the death of Christ was necessary because it alone could satisfy
the demands of God’s justice and righteousness:
“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom
God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His
righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to
declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just and the justifier of him
which believeth in Jesus.”
In order to be just and at the same time justify poor sinners, God had to vindicate His justice
and His righteousness by the death of the sinner’s substitute, none other than God’s only
begotten Son, Jesus Christ Himself, the only perfect and proper substitute who could die in the
place of poor sinners. And what amazes me and makes me shout for joy-Glory! Glory! Glory!-is
that God freely gave His Son, and His Son freely came to be that perfect substitute for His poor
sinful people. So Isaiah 53:10, 4-5 was written and thus carried out in time by the Father and the
Son to produce in the Gospel this gracious and glorious salvation, which is given to poor sinners
who believe and trust in Christ, who turn from themselves, their ways, and their works, and cast
themselves by faith upon Christ:
“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him [Christ]: He hath put Him to grief: when Thou
shall make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see of His seed, He shall prolong His days,
and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand... Surely He hath borne our grief's,
and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities:.

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