In Whom Every Part of Salvation is Complete

I came across this quote today while I was reading “The Scriptures Testify About Me” and just love how it speaks of the sufficiency of Jesus Christ:

Then we know that the only haven of safety is in the mercy of God, as manifested in Christ, in whom every part of salvation is complete. As all mankind are, in the sight of God, lost sinners, we hold that Christ is their only righteousness, since, by His obedience, He has wiped off our transgressions; by His sacrifice, appeased the divine anger; by His blood, washed away our sins; by His cross, borne our curse; and by His death, made satisfaction for us. We maintain that in this way man is reconciled in Christ to God the Father, by no merit of his own, by no value of works, but by gratuitous mercy.

– John Calvin, Reply to Cardinal Sadoleto

In light of such a wondrous salvation, my heart cannot but burst out in song:

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessèd Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died.
He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! Hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.

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