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She was a very intelligent young woman and an avid student of the sacred Scriptures. Yet with all her knowledge of holy writ she was a stranger to the grace of God. She had never had face to face dealings with the Savior of sinners.
Professor Kirk, a devoted Bible teacher, sought to explain to her the gospel of God's salvation and the efficacy of Christ's atoning death. He quoted as the all-embracing principle that marvelous John 3: 16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
"Do I understand you to mean that God loves me? Am I to believe that Christ died for every sin, past, present, and future?" So questioned the young lady, and unequivocally Dr. Kirk's answer was: "Yes!"
"Then prove to me that the work of Christ is accepted in full satisfaction for MY sins: not simply that God loves me, but that His Son made full atonement for me."
"That is easy to do," was the professor's answer. "You admit that you are a sinner?"
"And you know that the wages of sin is the curse of death."
"Then I ask you how it is that, instead of receiving the accursed wages due your sins, you are the recipient of continual blessings? How is it that instead of being blighted by a single curse you receive thousands of blessings? It is indeed the goodness of God that turns one to repentance, and the greatest evidence of that goodness is the gift of His Son.
"It was God's own dear Son 'who loved ME and gave Himself for ME.' It is the shed blood of that same beloved Son that cleanses from ALL sin. Could our loving God refuse one iota of the efficacy of that precious blood? No! 'The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from ALL sin.' "
Tears were in the eyes of the questioner as she answered: "And I too am now satisfied."
"Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
Shed on Calvary;
Shed for rebels, shed for sinners,
Shed for ME."