The Only Way of Escape

Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? -Matthew 3:7

“Whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” [John 3:18]; and yet again, “Whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him” [John 3:36]…This “coming wrath” will in part fall upon men and women at their death, but more fully at the day of judgment, and it will continue to flow over them for ever and ever.

Oh, this blessed plan of salvation by substitution—that Christ would take a poor, guilty sinner, and set him up there in the place of acceptance and joy at the right hand of God, and that, in order to be able to do so, Christ would say, “Here comes the great flood of almighty wrath; I will stand right where it is coming, and let it flow over Me” And you know that it did overflow Him until He sweat, as it were, great drops of blood, and more, until He cried aloud, “My God, my God why have you forsaken Me?” and still more, until He cried, “It is finished,” and He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit.

“He bore, that you might never bear, His Father’s righteous ire;” —

and so, suffering in your place, and putting you into the place of acceptance which He Himself so well deserves to occupy, He saves you from “the coming wrath.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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