Category Archives: Religion

A Murderer’s Hope

“Nothing but the Blood of Jesus”
Years ago a great conference of religions was held in Chicago. Practically every religion in the world was represented, and the delegates heard many great speeches and discussions.

A hush fell upon the great gathering…

During one of the sessions, Dr. Joseph Cook of Boston arose and said: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg to introduce to you a woman with a great sorrow. Blood stains are on her hands, and nothing she has tried will remove them.

The blood is that of murder and nothing will take away the stain. She is desperate in her distress. Is there anything in your religions that will remove her sin and give her peace?”

A hush fell upon the great gathering as the speaker turned from one to another for an answer.

No one replied. Dr. Cook then cried out: “I will ask another!” Then he raised his eyes heavenward and called out: “O God, canst Thou tell this woman how to get rid of this awful sin?” He waited, as if listening for a reply. Suddenly he cried: “Listen! God speaks: ‘The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin’ ” (1 John 1:7).

Not one in that great assembly made a single move. The representatives of eastern religions and western cults sat speechless. In the face of the guilty sinner’s need they were without remedy or hope. The gospel of Jesus Christ alone could meet the need.

That precious blood avails for you today.

What can wash away my sins?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me pure within?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Adapted from He Giveth Life.

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Religion or Salvation

Religion or Salvation

Religion is what man does for God. Salvation is what God does for man.

“The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6). Religion depends on our behaving. Salvation depends on our believing.

Religion is what man does for God. 

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Religion is striving for a better attainment. Salvation is secured through a perfect atonement.

“Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold… but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

Salvation is what God does for man.

Religion or salvation―which do you have?

 

Adapted from The Old Old Story.

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