Torrey - Man -12.4- How can we attain love to Christ?

IV. HOW CAN WE ATTAIN LOVE TO CHRIST? Luke 7:47-50 — "Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace."

Proposition: Love to Christ arises from a realization of our sin and from faith in the wondrous pardoning love of Christ.

This is finely illustrated in Paul: 1 Timothy 1:12-15 — "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." Galatians 2:20 — '2 am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now life in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

And in John 4:10 — "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."