The Iron Pen #85
"...graven with an iron pen and lead..." Job 19:24
Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
God & Country
Not only does the Bible inculcate, with sanctions of the highest import, a system of the purest morality, but in the person and character of our Blessed Savior it exhibits a tangible illustration of that system. In Him we have set before us - what, till the publication of the Gospel, the world had never seen - a model of feeling and action, adapted to all times, places, and circumstances; and combining so much of wisdom, benevolence, and holiness, that none can fathom its sublimity; and yet, presented in a form so simple, that even a child may be made to understand and taught to love it. Attorney General (1833-1838) Benjamin Franklin Butler
A Wonderful Savior
by J. E. Williamson
What a Wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Jesus! What a Wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord!
Our Precious Lord
Dr. John Owen (1616-1683)
Unto them that believe unto the saving of the soul, he is, he always has been, precious the sun, the rock, the life, the bread of their souls every thing that is good, useful, amiable, desirable, here or unto eternity. In, from, and by him, is all their spiritual and eternal life, light, power, growth, consolation, and joy here; with everlasting salvation hereafter. By him alone do they desire, expect, and obtain deliverance from that woeful
apostasy from God, which is accompanied with which containeth in it virtually and meritoriously whatever is evil, noxious, and destructive unto our nature, and which, without relief, will issue in eternal misery. By him are they brought into the nearest cognation, alliance, and friendship with God, the firmest union unto him, and the most holy communion with him, that our finite natures are capable of, and so conducted unto the eternal enjoyment of him.
In 1861, on his first visit to Chicago after he became President, Abraham Lincoln visited D. L. Moodys North-Market Hall Sunday school, leaving a dinner party of political friends to do so. At the close of the service, he addressed the school briefly. Thus Abraham Lincoln and D. L. Moody met. Both were destined to do great service to their fellow men Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union and abolished slavery, and D. L. Moody brought the liberating Gospel to thousands who were freed from the penalty and power of sin through faith in Christ, and united forever to the King of Kings.
While slavery in this country has long been abolished, multiplied
thousands are yet in bondage to sin. But you can be free from the guilt,
penalty and power of sin by receiving Christ as your personal Savior. John
1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"