Daily Devotional 11-6-19

For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

There is a science known as Comparative Religions. It has much in it that is worthy of our attention and consideration so long as we do not include Christianity among the “religions” to be compared. All forms of pagan systems have much in common. But the gospel of God is diverse from all of these. They are but the speculations of men’s minds, and often give evidence of Satanic origin. The Christian message is a revelation from Heaven. The gospel is an inspired announcement given by God Himself to be proclaimed to all men everywhere as the only remedy for sin. It proves its divine origin by what it does. It works miraculously in the lives of those who believe it, giving new life in the energy of the Holy Spirit, and delivering from the power of evil.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin;

He sets the prisoner free;

His blood can make the vilest clean,

His blood avails for me.

 H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994), 315.