Nothing In My Hand I Bring, Simply to Your Cross I Cling

Posted: April 6, 2012 by revivalbiblestudy315 in Bible Study, Quotes, Hymns, & Poems
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Nothing in My Hand I Bring, Simply to Your Cross I Cling

It's a Beautiful Gospel

cross-of-christ-by-stott

From John Stott’s book, The Cross of Christ…  One of the greatest reminders of the gospel that I have encountered.

“The proud human heart is there revealed.  We insist on paying for what we have done.  We cannot stand the humiliation of acknowledging our bankruptcy and allowing somebody else to pay for us.  The notion that this somebody else should be God himself is just too much to take.  We would rather perish than repent, rather lose ourselves than humble ourselves.

Moreover, only the gospel demands such an abject self-humbling on our part, for it alone teaches divine substitution as the only way of salvation.  Other religions teach different forms of self-salvation.  Hinduism, for example, makes a virtue of refusing to admit to sinfulness.  In a lecture before the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, Swami Vivekanada said, “The Hindu refuses to call you sinners.  Ye are the…

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