Nothing but Truth

(James Smith, “The Way of Salvation Set Forth”)  LISTEN to Audio!Download Audio

The fountain of divine truth is the Lord Jesus Christ​​​;​
repository of divine truth is the Holy Scriptures​;​
proper abode of divine truth is the sinner’s heart
And the sacred revealer of truth is the Holy Spirit.

The Bible contains all necessary truth–and nothing but truth. It was written​ ​expressly for sinners, freely given to them by God, that they may learn the things which make for their everlasting peace and salvation. It was intended . . .
to inform the mind,
sanctify the heart,
and to direct the feet.
When we take it up, we should remember that it is a precious gift of God to poor sinners, designed to benefit them, and glorify His holy name. …
This book shows us plainly that salvation must be of grace, or not at all. It informs us that by faith in Jesus, we can rise from our dreadful state, and escape our fearful doom. It sets before us . . .
the provision of divine mercy,
contrivance of infinite wisdom,
and the promises of eternal love.

 It exhibits a perfect Savior, suited to our miseries and woes.

It presents to us a salvation . . .
all of grace,
to be enjoyed by faith, and
manifested by good works.


In a word, this blessed Bible tells the poor sinner . . .
what he is by nature,
what he must be by grace,
and then what he will be in glory.

It shows him . . .
nature’s deservings,
mercy’s way of escape, and
how God is glorified in his present salvation and future glory.

This book exhibits God’s . . .
gracious purposes,
merciful promises,
and wise precepts. …

This book  . . .
contains the mind of God,

reveals the way of salvation by Jesus Christ,
teaches the genuine evidences of real Christianity,
is a complete rule of life,
the charter of the Christian’s privileges,
contains the jewels of God’s promises,
is the light that illumines our path in this dark world. …

There is a majesty in the Word of God which the believer sees–and an excellency, and glory which the Heaven-taught sinner discovers. He views it as of . . .
infinite importance,
inconceivable value, and
exactly adapted to himself.
He feels a deep interest in its contents, and is concerned . . .
to become acquainted with the blessings it reveals,
to enjoy the privileges it sets forth, and
escape the threatenings it holds out.
The true Christian . . .
learns the doctrines with satisfaction,
believes the promises with joy,
accepts the invitations with gratitude,
receives the cautions with fear,
listens to the exhortations with pleasure,
walks by the precepts with delight,
reads it with reverence,
searches it with diligence,
and implores the promised teaching and guidance of the Holy Spirit to understand it.

Beware of slighting, despising, or neglecting the Bible.
Read it daily,
pray over it incessantly, and
meditate on what it reveals continually!


“His delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night!” Psalm 1:2

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