encouragement side

“...I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...”

-Philippians 3:8

God has never been into positive thinking, mind over matter, therapy, psychology, or any other form of human improvement. His answer to the problems faced by mankind is found in the person of Jesus Christ. In the words of Horatius Bonar, first published in 1860, – “The one true goal or resting-place where doubt and weariness, the stings of a pricking conscience, and the longings of an unsatisfied soul would all be quieted, is Christ Himself. Not the Church, but Christ. Not doctrine, but Christ. Not forms, but Christ. Not ceremonies, but Christ: Christ the God-man, giving His life for ours… This, this alone is the vexed soul’s refuge, its rock to build on, its home to abide in… It is not opinions that man needs: it is Truth. It is not theology: it is God. It is not religion: it is Christ. It is not literature and science; but the knowledge of the free love of God in the gift of His only-begotten Son.” Only Christ can change one’s life from the inside out, remove all the guilt and weight of human failure, change death into life and bring oneness with God. Be encouraged!

References: Philippians 3:8; Word to Winners of Souls, Horatius Bonar