The Testimony and The Promise

"Our justification is the direct result of our believing the gospel; our knowledge of our own justification comes from believing God's promise of justification to every one who believes these glad tidings. For there is not only the divine testimony, but there is the promise annexed to it, assuring eternal life to every one who receives that testimony. There is first, then, a believed Gospel, and then there is a believed promise.

Not Faith, But Christ

"Faith is not our saviour. It was not faith that was born at Bethlehem and died on Golgotha for us. It was not faith that loved us, and gave itself for us; that bore our sins in its own body on the tree; that died and rose again for our sins. Faith is one thing, the Saviour is another. Faith is one thing, and the cross is another. Let us not confound them, nor ascribe to a poor, imperfect act of man, that which belongs exclusively to the Son of the Living God. "  -  Horatius Bonar

The Beginning and The End

"Human philosophy starts with a question.  The Bible starts with an assumption: "In the beginning God".  The deduction from that assumption is that all wisdom is in God;  that in the last analysis there is no such thing as a riddle of the universe.  When philosphy has wrought its way round the circle, it will arrive where these men start--GOD."  -  G. Campbell Morgan