Salvation is Needed by All

A fine-steamer is ploughing the billowy ocean. Suddenly, from stem to stern, the cry of "Man overboard!" is heard. That poor fellow, vainly struggling in the water, needs salvation.

A house is on fire. In the top story is a helpless invalid; the flames have cut off every way of escape; her piteous cry is heard. That girl needs salvation.

If you are still without Christ, you are hastening on to judgment. The dark clouds of doom are before you. Your sins are on you, and


If you have found this out, make no mistake about it. "Salvation is of the Lord."

These five words of solemn import came from the lips of one who, in his dire distress, found out that he could by no means help himself. "Salvation is of the Lord," he cried, and as soon as his eye turned to the only One who could save, salvation was accomplished for him.

Remember this, church-going professor, it does not say salvation is in your sacrament-taking and psalm-singing, in your alms-giving and prayer-saying; these can never save. "Salvation is of the Lord." You are shut up to Him alone. For we read, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). You are shut up to Christ.

In His love He has procured salvation for the lost and hell-deserving. It is the sinner that needs the Saviour; the guilty alone find mercy. If you will but own your need, you may claim Jesus as yours. He came to seek and to save


"When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly" (Rom. 5:6). Take the sinner's place and accept the sinner's Saviour now.