| A man is not saved against his will, but he is made willing by the operation of the Holy Ghost. A mighty grace which he does not wish to resist enters into the man, disarms him, makes a new creature of him, and he is saved.|
Topics: Salvation, Holy Spirit
Source: Sermons, 10.309.
| From the Word of God I gather that damnation is all of man, from top to bottom, and salvation is all of grace, from first to last. He that perishes chooses to perish; but he that is saved is saved because God has chosen to save him.|
Topics: Salvation, Grace
| Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that.|
Source: Sermons, 34.222.
| If anyone should ask me what I mean by a Calvinist, I should reply, "He is one who says, Salvation is of the Lord." I cannot find in Scripture any other doctrine than this. It is the essence of the Bible.|
Source: Sermon, A Defense of Calvinism.
| If it were Christ's intention to save all men, how deplorably He has been disappointed!|
| It is not faith in Christ that saves you (though faith is the instrument) - it is Christ's blood and merits.|
| It is not thy hold on Christ that saves thee; it is Christ. It is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee; it is Christ. It is not even thy faith in Christ, though that be the instrument; it is Christ's blood and merit.|
| Let this be to you the mark of true Gospel preaching - where Christ is everything, and the creature is nothing; where it is salvation all of grace, through the work of the Holy Spirit applying to the soul the precious blood of Jesus.|
Source: Sermons, 42.586.
| Let your tears fall because of sin; but, at the same time, let the eye of faith steadily behold the Son of man lifted up, as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, that those who are bitten by the old serpent may look unto Jesus and live. Our sinnership is that emptiness into which the Lord pours his mercy.|
Topics: Salvation, Mercy
| Not that our salvation should be the effect of our work, but our work should be the evidence of our salvation.|
Topics: Salvation, Service
| There are two great truths which from this platform I have proclaimed for many years. The first is that salvation is free to every man who will have it; the second is that God gives salvation to a people whom He has chosen; and these truths are not in conflict with each other in the least degree.|
| They believe the doctrine of election, but they have not the faith of God's elect. They swear by final perseverance, but persevere in unbelief. They confess all the five points of Calvinism, but they have not come to the one most needful point of looking unto Jesus, that they may be saved.|