Posts Tagged ‘Salvation’

True belief for all who tread this sod,

Whether in creation, salvation, or in God,

Whether in yon pagan, or in you and me,

Is accepting – as fact – what we cannot see.

                – eab, 8/10/05


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My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.


I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.


Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.


My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s Name,
Salvation through His blood.


My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.


Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born this date, 6/28 1851 at Philadelphia, Penn­syl­van­ia. She was a Presbyterian public school teacher who was very interested in Sunday Schools.

She also wrote  “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today” “Stepping in the Light” “Will There Be Any Stars?”        “More About Jesus I Would Know”  “When We All Get to Heaven” and “More About Jesus.”  She died Ap­ril 24, 1920, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Out, Out

Salvation – men out of sin!

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          Sanctification – sin out of men!  -eab, 8/83

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In God’s Kingdom…a man’s salvation rarely comes without the prayers of another who labors unseen.  

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 19.


Never did his face light up when he spoke of the Son of God, of his death, or of his resurrection.  Never did he make mention of the kingdom of heaven as if it were anything more venerable than the kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 61.


For God is love, and love is that which is, and was, and shall be for evermore – boundless, unconditional, self-existent, creative!

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 117.


The heart o’ both king and cobbler’s in the hand o’ the Lord…

 – George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 147.


Ignorant people go abut always asking why God permits evil.  We know why!  So that we might know – really know – what good is like, and therefore what God himself is like.

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 206.

George MacDonald was born 12/10/1824 in Scotland.  He was a pastor but also a writer.  His pen influenced the later pen of C S Lewis.

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“Spirit of Holiness” (stanza 4)


Spirit of holiness, ’tis Thine
To hear our feeble prayer;
Come, for we wait Thy power divine,
Let us Thy mercy share.


Samuel Francis Smith, Baptist, in addition to his famous “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (written at 23) also wrote hymns.  Above and a second example is:


“The Morning LIght Is Breaking” (stanza 4)


Blest river of salvation, pursue thy onward way;
Flow thou to every nation, nor in thy riches stay:
Stay not till all the lowly triumphant reach their home;
Stay not till all the holy proclaim, “The Lord is come.”


Olver Wendell Holmes wrote a cute few lines about Smith:


There’s a nice youngster of excellent pith,
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith;
But he shouted a song for the brave and the free,
Just read on his medal, “My country,” “of thee.”


Smith and Holmes were classmates at Harvard.

[Some info credit goes to information Cyberhymnal.com]

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Religion will try to reform you


Salvation will Regenerate you.    – eab, 11/13/07



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