There is a true rest in the grace of God when we see that Jesus truly did “pay it all.”
We cannot bring ourselves to Christ, nor would we have the desire to come to Him. And, even if our loved ones desired that we be raised to spiritual life, they do not have the power to bring us to Christ.
Even if all men had the desire to be saved (which we know that fallen, depraved man does not), he does not have the ability to move toward Christ. Salvation begins and ends in the will and power of God.
Our own righteousness is no better than that of the Scribes and Pharisees. We need something much greater to justify us before a Holy God.
All of the descriptions of the elect child of God given by Jesus are evidences of the Spirit of God already dwelling inside the person.
Jesus washed the feet of a man for whom He did not die! With this in mind, we can certainly overcome differences with our brothers and sisters in Christ!
Jude teaches us to earnestly contend for that form of doctrine that gives God the glory and was delivered in its purity during the time of Christ and the Apostles.
Doubt did not prevent Jesus from raising Lazarus or Himself from the dead. It did, however, rob Thomas of joy and fellowship with Christ during parts of these events.
The gospel clearly explains to us that, yes, we are sinner, but that is whom Christ came to save!
Having every detail about Who Jesus is and exactly how He saved His people is very important in order to honor Him properly here on earth. But while a man’s confession may be flawed, his salvation is still secure in the finished work of Christ!