Quotes (784)

People seem to forget that all Christ’s sufferings on the cross were fore-ordained. They did not come on Him by chance or accident—they were all planned, counseled, and determined from all eternity. The cross was foreseen in all the provisions of the everlasting Trinity for the salvation of sinners. In the purposes of God the cross was set up from everlasting. Not one throb of pain did Jesus feel, not one precious drop of blood did Jesus shed, which had not been appointed long ago. Infinite wisdom planned that redemption should be by the cross. Infinite wisdom brought Jesus to the cross in due time. He was crucified “by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God. (Acts 2:23)”

- J.C. Ryle

1816 – 1900

3 thoughts on “Quotes (784)

  1. He was crucified “by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God. (Acts 2:23)”

    God is awesome. Truly awesome.

  2. To pick up the cross and suffer for Him, is an honour we have not yet realized in this comfort-driven society. There is much more said in God’s Word about suffering rather than comfort. Comfort comes in heaven not here on earth. Our main goal is to give the Lamb of God reward for His suffering by being obedient to His commandments.

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