But what does the phrase “in Christ” mean? That it is a figurative expression I think is clear, and does not mean literally in the person of Christ. But that it means some near and intimate relationship to him, I think is also clear. Continue reading “Salvation is only in Christ, by Jesse Sewell (Part 2)”
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17). The word “if” always introduces a conditional sentence and always implies a condition or contingency in which one thing is made to depend on another. In the above verse, being a new creature is made to depend on being in Christ, showing that no one out of Christ is a new creature, that old things do not pass away, and that all things do not become new until one is in Christ. Continue reading “Salvation is only in Christ, by Jesse Sewell (Part 1)”
Perhaps some of us are full of false confidence, having convinced ourselves that we are ready to meet the Lord. Jeremiah the prophet told Judah:
“The way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps,” Jeremiah 10:23.
By God’s inspiration, Solomon wrote:
“There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death,” Proverbs 16:25. Continue reading ““I Know I’m Saved . . .I Just Know It” – Part 2″