Experimental knowledge

(J. C. Philpot, "Letters & Memoirs" 1840)

"Now this is eternal life: that they may know
 You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ,
 whom You have sent." John 17:3

An experimental knowledge of Christ in
the soul, is the only relief for sin's . . .
  poverty,
  guilt,
  leprosy,
  bankruptcy,
  and damnation.

This is the true way of preaching Christ crucified;
not the mere doctrine of the Cross, but a crucified
Jesus experimentally known to the soul.

I am deeply conscious of my own . . .
  baseness,
  ignorance,
  blindness
  and folly.
But my malady is too deeply rooted to be healed by
dry doctrines and speculative theological opinions.

The blood of the Lamb, spiritually and supernaturally
sprinkled and applied, is the only healing balm for a
sin-sick soul.




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