Thursday, June 02, 2016

Christ Alone



We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ. We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is "of Him". If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in His anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in his dominion; if purity in his conception; if gentleness, it appears in his birth....if we seek redemption, it lies in his passion; if acquittal, in his condemnation; if remission from the curse, in his cross....in short, since rich store of every kind of good abounds in him, let us drink our fill from this fountain, and from no other.

- John Calvin (institutes 2.16.19) 

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