One Common Salvation

Hugh Binning, Works, pp. 286-287:

There is one “common salvation” (Jude, ver 3), as well as “common faith,” Tit. 1:4; and it is common to apostles, to pastors, to people, to “as many as shall believe in his name;” so that the poorest and meanest creature is not excluded from the highest privileges of apostles. We have that to glory into, in which Paul gloried, – that is, the cross of Christ. We have the same access by the same Spirit, unto the Father; we have the same Advocate to plead for us, the same blood to cry for us, the same hope of the same inheritance. In a word, “we are baptized into one body;” and for the essentials and chief substantials of privilege and comfort, the Head equally respects all the members. Yea, the apostles, though they had some peculiar gifts and privileges beyond others, yet they were forbidden to rejoice in these, but rather in those which were common to them with other saints. “Rejoice not,” saith Christ, “that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven,” Luke 10:20. The height and depth of this drown all other differences.

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