We commend him to you as the answer to your life’s deepest needs and questions.
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THE LAMB OF GOD - THE VITAL FOCUS-POINT
J. Sidlow Baxter
"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" -John 1: 29.
IF ever-Christian believers needed to echo and re-echo these words of John
the Baptist, they do today. We are not fond of flinging aspersions; yet we cannot
help openly lamenting that many so-called Christian pulpits and churches are
doing anything except exhorting men and women to behold Jesus as
In many places Jesus is preached merely as an idealist, a standard-bearer of high morals; or as a kind of pioneer in things spiritual. His significance is ethical rather than redemptive. His death on the Cross-is either left out, or else its true nature as a substitutionary sacrifice for human sin is hidden under the drapery of aesthetic adulations of His pathetic heroism. His death is exemplary rather than expiatory.
The Lamb of God
The inner glory of the Cross-is missed, because its outer ugliness is shunned.
The lingering presence of Jesus in His church is a mystical vagary rather than
the actual personal presence of the Living One who rose bodily from the grave.
"the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world"!
Let these words of John the forerunner remind us that whatever other offices
belong to our Lord Jesus, He is first and foremost "the Lamb of God".
He did not become incarnate merely as Prophet to teach, or as Priest to pray,
or as King to rule. No, before all else, He became incarnate as "the Lamb"
to save us. His first significance is not ethical or religious, but redemptive—as
He Himself taught
Jesus is the Saviour.
That is why John pointed to Him.
The Christian replied, "That is quite true: there is no other such in all history, simply because there is only the one Saviour."
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