May 22 2012
His people have been called by Him, but they have been called TO Him. This is a call to Christ, not to a church or a doctrine or a ceremony or a ritual. It is a call to a Person. “Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew:11:28-30) Tragically there are those today who are trusting in the plan of salvation for rest. They have learned the truths concerning the birth, the life, the death, the resurrection of Christ. They have learned that men and women who believe in these truths are saved. They have intellectually consented to truth, but they have stopped there. It has been a call to truth and not a call to a Person. The plan of salvation does not save; it only directs us to the Saviour. “He that hath the Son hath life.” (I John:5:12) The Bible does not say, “He that hath the ‘truth’.” Salvation is in a Person; the Lord Jesus Christ.
--Paris Reidhead (Missionary, pastor, teacher. Known for his sermon Ten Shekels and a Shirt).