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  1. Happy Birthday big guy, proud of ya;

    10-27-2011
    Granpa D, dad & daddy-in-law here, sharing a statement that really spoke to me about our assurance of redemption only through the merits of Jesus our best friend. I don’t want any of us to missing at that great reunion in the sky which can’t be too long from now, so please read this quotation carefully and thoughtfully!

    Love ya all

    The Cross of Calvary [Salvation through Christ]
    “Through Christ, restoration as well as reconciliation is provided for man. The gulf that was made by sin has been spanned by the cross of Calvary. A full, complete ransom has been paid by Jesus, by virtue of which the sinner is pardoned and the justice of the law is maintained. All who believe that Christ is the atoning sacrifice may come and receive pardon for their sins; for through the merit of Christ, communication has been opened between God and man. God can accept me as His child, and I can claim Him and rejoice in Him as my loving Father.

    “We must centre our hopes of heaven upon Christ alone, because He is our Substitute and Surety. We have transgressed the law of God, and by the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified. The best efforts that man in his own strength can make are valueless to meet the holy and just law that he has transgressed; but through faith in Christ he may claim the righteousness of the Son of God as all-sufficient. Christ satisfied the demands of the law in His human nature. He bore the curse of the law for the sinner, made an atonement for him, ‘that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ Genuine faith appropriates the righteousness of Christ, and the sinner is made an overcomer with Christ; for he is made a partaker of the divine nature, and thus divinity and humanity are combined.

    “He who is trying to reach heaven by his own works in keeping the law is attempting an impossibility. Man cannot be saved without obedience, but his works should not be of himself; Christ should work in him to will and to do of His good pleasure.” R & H July 1, 1890

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