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Alonzo T. Jones

Lessons on Faith

Many have asked for the book "Lessons on Faith" complied from some writings by E. J. Waggoner and A. T. Jones. Please enjoy this simple addition to the site.

The Third Angel's Message - The Faith of Jesus

IN the matter of the duty of keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, it is not to be understood that the two can for a moment be separated. The commandments can not be kept acceptably to God except by faith in Jesus Christ; and faith in Christ amounts to nothing—is dead—unless it is manifested, made perfect, in good works: and these good works consist in keeping the commandments of God.

Boundless Grace Free to All

 

Do you want to be like Jesus? Then receive the grace that he has so fully and so freely given. Receive it in the measure in which he has given it, not in the measure in which you think you deserve it. Yield yourself to it, that it may work in you and for you the wondrous purpose for which it is given, and it will do it. It will make you like Jesus.  --Alonzo T. Jones

Conversion and Translation

Deliver­ance and victory are not gained by having the human nature taken away; but by receiving the divine nature to subdue and have dominion over the human, —not by the taking away of the sinful flesh, but by the sending in of the sinless Spirit to conquer and condemn sin in the flesh.  Alonzo T. Jones

That Prayer of Ours

That word is ours just now. God has given it to us just now. It is certainly true, then, that “the hour is come” that he should glorify us. So far, then, each one of us can sincerely and truly pray this prayer, every word: “Father, the hour is come; glorify thy son.”     Alonzo T. Jones

Gentiles Saved Where They Are

In all this it has been shown over and over that the Gentile meets Christ in the field of the Gentile, and not in the field of the Jew. It is also demonstrated over and over that the Jew meets Christ not in the field of the Jew, but also in the field of the Gentile; exactly where the Gentile meets him, where Abraham met him, and where all, alike, and forever, must meet him—in the glorious field of “the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” A. T. Jones


Having Begun in the Spirit

The letter to the Galatians was written to correct [a] fearful error, and to show to them and to all people forever that righteousness by faith is in the very truth of the gospel. It was written to make plain that the faith of Jesus Christ, and that alone, saves the soul, at the beginning and at the end and all the way between: that what is received by faith is kept only by faith: that what is begun by faith is completed only by faith: that faith alone sets us in the right way, and faith along keeps us in the right way: that “in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh,” not faith and works, but “faith which works by love” (Gal. 5:6).  A. T. Jones

No Righteousness by Law

And, finally, since Christ has died for our offenses, and is risen again for our justification, now for anybody to seek to be justified by law and not by faith of Christ, is to deny that Christ ever was the object of the laws, and so is to assert that justification is and always was by works and not by faith; and so is, in a word, the utter repudiation of Christ now and ever; because he is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world,” and “who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world.”  A. T. Jones

Fact: I Am Crucified With Christ

For any soul to say, “I am crucified with Christ,” is not speaking at a venture. It is not believing something on a guess. It is not saying a thing of which there is no certainty. Every soul in this world can say, in all truth and all sincerity, “I am crucified with Christ.” It is but the acceptance of a fact, the acceptance of a thing that is already done, for this word is the statement of a fact.    A. T. Jones

Without Law of Any Kind

Therefore, my brethren, justification by faith forever, without any works of any law of any kind whatever, —this is the only ground of hope of salvation.  A. T. Jones