The grave is opened! There is found a man able to dash back its bolts and to rifle its treasures. And thus, brethren, having delivered Himself, He is able also to deliver others. Sin, too, was manifestly forgiven. Christ was in prison as a hostage, kept there as a surety; now that He is suffered to go free, it is a declaration on God's behalf that He has nothing against us. Our Substitute is discharged; we are discharged. He who undertook to pay our debt is suffered to go free; we go free in Him! "He rose again for our justification" (Rom 4:25).
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Spurgeon on death and resurrection--from the Free Grace Broadcaster
If we can preach the Gospel--which is Christ crucified and resurrected--only partly as strong as Spurgeon did, many will hear the word of God and it will pierce them. Read just this excerpt, from his sermon on April 5, 1863 as recently published in the Winter 2006 issue of The Free Grace Broadcaster (pdf):