Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The External Word

"The Protestant Reformers comforted anxious believers with the assurance that the gospel lies entirely outside of them. It is an 'external word' spoken by another person to me in the name of Christ. The gospel doesn't depend on anything in me at all; is is an objective completed work. the gospel is entirely outside of you."
- The Gospel Driven Life, Michael Horton, page 26.

This book wasn't on my current reading list as published last week. However, I have wanted to read it for a long time and found it on sale last weekend. So now I am immersed in it and am overwhelmed by the insights into truth I am receiving. Expect more good quotes in coming days.