11. Lord’s Day
Why is the Son of God called “Jesus”, that is a Saviour?
Because he saveth us,
and delivereth us from our sins; (a)
and likewise, because we ought not to seek, neither can find salvation in any
(a) Matt.1:21; Heb.7:24,25. (b) Acts 4:12; John 15:4,5; 1 Tim.2:5;
Isa.43:11; 1 John 5:11.
Do such then believe in Jesus the only Saviour, who seek their salvation
and welfare of saints, of themselves, or anywhere else?
They do not;
for though they boast of him in words, yet in deeds they deny Jesus the only
deliverer and Saviour; (a)
for one of these two things must be true, that either Jesus is not a complete
Saviour; or that they, who by a true faith receive this Saviour, must find all
things in him necessary to their salvation. (b)
(a) 1 Cor.1:13,30,31; Gal.5:4. (b) Heb.12:2; Isa.9:6; Col.1:19,20;
Col.2:10; 1 John 1:7,16.