Monday, October 24, 2011

For Helpless People

“If you read the Scriptures carefully, you will never get the idea that the work of Christ is for well adjusted people who just need a little redemptive boost. It never presents any human condition or dilemma as outside the scope of the gospel. Redemption is nothing less than the rescue of helpless people facing an eternity of torment apart from God’s love.”

— Paul David Tripp  Instruments in The Redeemer's Hands
(Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2002), 195

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