Here is a compilation of John Leland – writing about how we can have eternal life and how God has provided His Son, Jesus Christ, as the perfect, complete sacrifice for our sin. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is presented for us by this faithful servant of the Lord in the following . . .
How then can I be justified and accepted with God? Here a number of texts seemed to volunteer themselves to solve the query.
“To him that worketh not, but believeth on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. David describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works. Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is God that justifies. The just shall live by his faith,” &c. These texts seemed to breathe the spirit of life into my soul, and constrained me to say as before, “here is a Saviour for a sinner.” And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus the righteous. Summing up the whole and judging as well as I could, I formed the conclusion, that my soul was interested in the salvation of God. Fleeing, however, to those texts which were my city of refuge, through all the conflict, “Lord I believe, help thou my unbelief. Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed.”
If any of my hearers wish to know how this friendship with God is obtained, the answer is, through the blood of the Lamb. This man is our peace — this peace he obtained by the blood of the cross there is no other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must or can be saved. Through Jesus, God is reconciling the world unto himself; therefore, behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world; for by him, all that believe are justified from all things, from which they could not be by the law of Moses.”
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Have you placed your faith in Jesus Christ? “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Have you trusted in the Lord Jesus alone to save you? If so, we would like to rejoice with, and pray for you.