J.C. Ryle – The True Cure

29 Aug

Men and women are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are not made up merely of brains, and head, and intellect, and reason. We are frail, dying creatures, who have got hearts, and feelings, and consciences; and we live in a world of sorrow, and disappointment, and sickness, and death. And what can help us in a world like this? Certainly not science alone. Nothing can help us but the doctrine of that volume which some people call an old worn-out Jewish book, the Bible. None can help us but He who was laid in the manger of Bethlehem and died on the cross to pay our debt to God, and is now at God’s right hand. None but He who said,” Come unto Me, all ye that labour, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). None but He who has thrown light on the grave, and the world beyond it, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel and made a deeper mark on the world than all the men of science who have ever lived.

~J.C. Ryle~

The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 2007) eBook. Chapter 1, p. 9.

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