DescriptionIt is not for the sake of controversy, or to examine or defend human opinions on this deeply interesting subject, that we take it, up; but with a sincere desire to help perplexed souls. A few days ago we received a letter from such an one, and as it is a fair sample of the effect of mere doctrinal teaching, we will give extracts. The writer says, I have been greatly distressed about "election". I know I am a sinner, and as such quite undone and lost, and that there is nothing in me to recommend me to God . I want to be saved. I am often in great fear lest the Lord should come for His people, and leave me behind. I know that the Bible says, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved, but I have heard it said, that it is not scriptural to say that Christ died for the sins of all men; and if He did not die for all, how can I believe He died for me? Because it is no use to believe - I could not believe without a firm foundation for faith to rest upon; I mean, if He did not die for me, how could I believe it? If you knew how very anxious I am, I think you would feel for me, and try to answer me . What I want to know is this - how can persons know that the Lord
"If Christ did not die for the sins of all men, how am I to know He died for me - that He was my Substitute? And how am I to know that my very sins are forgiven, to be remembered no more."
"Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
(Rom. ix. 15.)
38 pages Pamphlet Author: C. Stanley