Saturday, February 09, 2008

CQOD: 02/09/08 -- Whale: the inevitable

Christian Quotation of the Day

February 9, 2008
    No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
    -- John 3:13-15 (NIV)

    As a sinful man looking at death and beyond it, into the eternal world, I need salvation. Nothing else will meet my case. There is something genuinely at stake in every man’s life, the climax whereof is death. Dying is inevitable, but arriving at the destination God offers to me is not inevitable. It is not impossible to go out of the way and fail to arrive. Christian doctrine has always urged that life eternal is something which may conceivably be missed. It is possible to neglect this great salvation and to lose it eternally, even though no man may say that anything is impossible with God or that his grace may ultimately be defeated. (Continued tomorrow)
    ... J. S. Whale (1896-1997), Christian Doctrine, Cambridge University Press, 1941, pp. 186-187

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I pray that You take me at last to be with You forever.

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