~ Atonement Verses
In the New
Testament there are 290 references to the love of God, 290 times when
God had declared His love for man. But in the same chapters and the same
verses there are more than 1,300 references to the atonement, 1300
assurances that salvation can be had through the blood of Christ.
—G. Franklin Allee
~ Nothing But The
At a great
parliament of religions, held in Chicago many years ago, practically
every known religion was represented.
session, Dr. Joseph Cook, of Boston, suddenly rose and said:
“Gentlemen, I beg to introduce to you a woman with a great sorrow.
Bloodstains are on her hands, and nothing she has tried will remove
them. The blood is that of murder. She has been driven to desperation in
her distress. Is there anything in your religion that will remove her
sin and give her peace?” A hush fell upon the gathering. Not one of
the company replied.
eyes heavenwards, Dr. Cook then cried out, “John, can you tell this
woman how to get rid of her awful sin?” The great preacher waited, as
if listening for a reply. Suddenly he cried, “Listen. John speaks:
’The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sins’ (I
Not a soul
broke the silence: the representatives of Eastern religions and Western
cults sat dumb. In the face of human need, the Gospel of Jesus Christ
alone could meet the need. The sin of the race demanded the blood of
—Frederick A. Tatford
~ Devil And Martin
There is a
legend of Martin Luther, that, during a serious illness, the Evil One
entered his sickroom and, looking at him with a triumphant smile,
unrolled a big scroll which he carried in his arms.
As the fiend
threw one end of it on the floor, it unwound by itself. Luther’s eyes
read the long, fearful record of his own sins, one by one. That stout
heart quailed before the ghastly roll.
flashed into Luther’s mind that there was one thing not written there.
He cried aloud: “One thing you have forgotten. The rest is all true,
but one thing you have forgotten: ’The blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin. ’ “ And as he said this, the Accuser of
the Brethren and his heavy roll disappeared.
~How Can Blood
A preacher was
speaking from the text, “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth
us from all sin.” Suddenly he was interrupted by an atheist who asked,
“How can blood cleanse sin?”
For a moment
the preacher was silent; then he countered, “How can water quench
“I do not
know,” replied the infidel, “but I know that it does.”
I know how the blood of Jesus cleanses sin,” answered the preacher,
“but I know that it does.”
—Sunday School Times
waters have some chemical properties which prevents the cleaning of
wool. Huge quantities of dirty wool must be shipped abroad to be
returned as yarns. Import and export taxes must be paid both ways.
that there is only one river in Argentina whose waters could be used to
wash wool clean enough for manufacturing into cloth. But this stream in
the north is too far from transportation to be commercially useful.
—Adapted from Aquilla Webb
~ House Of A
In the market
place of Rotterdam, Holland, stood for many years an old cornerhouse
known as “The House of a Thousand Terrors.” The story:
16th century, the Dutch people rose in revolt against the cruel King
Philip II of Spain. Philip sent a great army under the Duke of Alva to
suppress the rebellion. Rotterdam held out for a time but finally
From house to
house the victors went, searching out citizens and then killing them in
their houses. A group of men, women, and children were hiding in a
cornerhouse when they heard soldiers approaching. A thousand terrors
griped their hearts. Then a young man had an idea. He took a goat in the
house, killed it, and with a broom swept the blood under the doorway out
to the street.
soldiers reached the house and began to batter down the door. Noticing
the blood coming out from under the door, one soldier said: “Come
away, the work is already done here. Look at the blood beneath the
door.” And the people inside the house escaped.
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