Paul N. F. (21 March 2011)
"OUR LORD THE OBJECT OF FAITH FOR SALVATION"


OUR LORD THE OBJECT OF FAITH FOR SALVATION

By A. W. Tozer
 

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel,
preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all:)
                                                                -- Acts 10:36

      It is altogether doubtful whether any man can be
saved who comes to Christ for His help, but with no
intention of obeying Him; for Christ's saviourhood is
forever united to His lordship.

    Look at the apostle's instruction and admonition:
  "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
    Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God
    hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
    saved. . .for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
    that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon
    the name of the Lord shall be saved."  Romans 10:9-13

      There the Lord is the object of faith for salvation!

      And when the Philippian jailer asked the way to be saved,
Paul replied, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved"  Acts 16:31

      Paul did not tell him to believe on the Saviour with the
thought that he could later take up the matter of His lordship
and settle it at his own convenience. To Paul there could be
no division of offices.
 
Christ must be Lord or He will not be Saviour!

      There is no intention here to teach that our first saving
contact with Christ brings perfect knowledge of all He is to us.
The contrary is true. Ages upon ages will hardly be long enough
to allow us to experience all the riches of His grace.

      As we discover new meanings in His titles and make them
ours we will grow in the knowledge of our Lord and the many
forms of love He wears exalted on His throne!
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Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.