The immortality of the kingdom of heaven

Posted: March 19, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life, Uncategorized

When this great Saviour made his appearance, the grace that was hid before, yea, and could not be reached by the knowledge of man, was made clear and manifest. And how so? The Son of God destroyed death, and also brought everlasting life! And we need not go afar off to find it, for the gospel leadeth us to it.

When God sendeth us this message of salvation, we have only to receive the inheritance which he promised us. Let us open our mouths, that he may fill them; let us open our hearts, and give this testimony of the gospel leave to enter; and the immortality of the kingdom of heaven shall dwell within us; though we be poor, frail vessels, and have nothing but corruption and rottenness in us; yet notwithstanding, we do already lay hold upon this immortality, and have a sure witness of it, when we can accept this grace that is offered in the gospel.

— John CalvinSermons on 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus

 

HT:OFI

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