Dietrich Bonhoeffer simply says this: “Jesus is the only significance. Beside Jesus nothing has any significance. He alone matters.”
Augustus Strong the American writer of the last century says this, “Our baptism into Christ is the outward picture of an inward immersion of the soul not only into his love and fellowship, but into his very life, so that in him we become new creatures (2 Cor. 5:17).”
Martin Luther that fiery Reformer says this: “for this cause he is made the law of the law, the sin of sin, the death of death, that he might redeem from the curse of the law, justify me and quicken me. So then, while Christ is the law, he is also liberty, while he is sin, he is righteousness, and while he is death, he is life.”
John Calvin the the Reformer says, “as long as Christ remains outside of us, and we are separated from him, all that he has suffered and done for the salvation of the human race remains useless and of no value for us. Therefore, to share with us what he has received from the Father, he had to become ours and to dwell within us.”
Jacobus Arminius, The Dutch Thinker, wrote, “The foundation is Christ, who possesses all things, and stands in need of nothing; the term, or boundary, is the believer in want of all things. The remote end is the external salvation of believers, and the glory of God and Christ.”
Ireneaus, the Church Father, writing about 100 years after the Apostles’ deaths, says: “By no other means could we have attained to incorruptibility and immortality, unless we had been united to incorruptibility and immortality.”
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