No One Can Accuse God’s Elect

 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. – Romans 8:33

“Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?” Why, Paul, Satan will bring thundering accusations against thee; art thou not afraid? “No,” says he, “I can stop his mouth with this cry, ‘It is Christ that died;’-that will make him tremble, for He crushed the serpent’s head in that victorious hour. And I can shut his mouth again-‘yea rather, that is risen again,’ for He took him captive on that day;-I will add, ‘who sitteth at the right hand of God.’ I can foil him with that, for He sits there to judge him and to condemn him forever. Once more I will appeal to His advocacy ‘Who maketh intercession for us.’ I can stop his accusation with this perpetual care of Jesus for His people.” Again, cries Paul, “Who shall lay anything to my charge?” There lie the bodies of the saints he has martyred, and they cry from under the altar-“O Lord! how long wilt Thou not avenge Thine own elect?” Paul says,-“Who can lay anything to my charge?” And they speak not; “because,” says Paul, “I have obtained mercy-who was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and injurious, that in me first He might show forth all longsuffering.” “Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again.” And now standing in the midst of men who mock, and boast, and jeer, he cries-“Who can lay anything to my charge?” and no one dares to speak, for man himself cannot accuse; with all his malevolence, and acrimony, and malice, he can bring nothing against him; no charge can stand at the bar of God against the man whom He hath absolved through the merits of the death of Christ, and the power of His resurrection. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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