God, Man, Sin, & Salvation

“The gospel is that Jesus lived the life you should have lived and died the death you should have died, in your place, so God can receive you not for your record and sake but for his record and sake.”
-Timothy Keller

“For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.  Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be.”
-John Stott

(Quoted in Darrin Patrick’s Church Planter: The Man, The Message, The Mission)

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