Quote of the Day #18 – John Stott on the Gospel

Posted: 09/12/2008 in Quote of the day
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I found this great definition of the gospel over at William Anderson’s blog God’s Will. I thought I’d share it with you all as well advertise his blog a little bit… He’s got lots of good Gospel centered stuff so check it out.

“The Biblical gospel of atonement is the good news of God satisfying himself by substituting himself for us. The concept of substitution may be said then, to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation…For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God; while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives which belong to God alone; God accepts penalties which belong to man alone”

John Stott, The Cross of Christ

  1. littleservant says:

    “The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God.” What a great insight. How often we fail to see this in our own lives. What an infinitely evil offence against an infinitely good and worthy God! But praise God for One who delighted to offer himself a sacrifice in our place that the just wrath of God might be pacified. May God’s people treasure this truth and never let it go.

  2. William Anderson says:

    Thanks for recommending my blog Joey.

  3. J. C. Hahne says:

    William- Thanks for finding that great defintion…. Made my work a little easier… Oh and I added you to my blogroll so hopefully you’ll get some more visitors from here… Keep up the good work, and may His grace strengthen you.

  4. Tim says:

    It makes you focus on the wonders of His love for sinful men. I’m continually amaxed at His love for us, for me and am humbled that He would allow us to represent Him in this world… God help us

  5. dpcpastor says:

    “THe Cross of Christ” is one of my all time favorite books. I have it on my “Great Books” page. Thanks for the quote! Here is my link if you want to check out what I say about the book or Stott I’d love to hear your thoughts:



  6. J. C. Hahne says:

    Thanks for the link!

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