Monday, November 10, 2014

About that victory...

There are countless Christians fighting a battle that is already lost, trying in their own strength to overcome the subtleties of sin. That is a battle you can fight all your days, but I tell you now, you cannot win! It is battle already lost, lost in the first Adam, who was made a living soul, and died; but the last Adam, Jesus Christ, has already defeated sin and death and hell, and Satan himself! Why not accept in Him the victory that He has already won? Victory over the flesh is not to be attained—it is to be received.— The Saving Life of Christ, page 90

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And that, my friends, is the true gospel! What could be better news for us who are buffeted by every whim of temptation? Who are assaulted by a culture full of advertising designed to woo you to spend money you don't have on stuff you don't need?
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