Friday, August 10, 2007

Martin Lloyd-Jones on Acts 4:12 - Jesus is the Only Saviour the World Will Ever Know!

Have you realized that Christ is the only Savior? It comes to this: Either like the clever builders you reject Him, or else you believe in Him. It is one or the other. Standing before you is the one and only Savior. Reject Him, and you will go on being as you are. Only you will get worse and worse, and at the end of your life, you will be completely without hope, filled with horror. You will go on to an eternity of misery and shame and useless remorse. You will find that your cleverness was of no value. The fact that you belong to the twenty-first century makes not the slightest difference. Reject Him—the builder, the cornerstone—and you are left to yourself, to your wretched failure and the eternal misery that follows it.

Believe in Him. Listen to His voice. Listen to the message of His apostles. Confess your sin. Acknowledge your utter helplessness and hopelessness and cast yourself solely upon His name. Say, “Yes, He is the only one; He is the Savior of the world, and He is my Savior.” Turn to Him now and say this:

O Christ, in Thee my soul has found

And found in Thee alone

The peace, the joy I sought so long,

The bliss till now unknown.

Now none but Christ can satisfy.

None other name for me.

There’s love and life and lasting joy,

Lord Jesus, found in Thee.

- Anonymous

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk now. He has done it all. In His name I command you—believe now, rise up out of your sin, and go through the remainder of your life walking and leaping and prais­ing God.

This quote from Volume 2 of MLJ's Acts Commentary, p. 63-64.