Christ Victorious

Selected Writings of Hugh Martin

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Atonement, Jesus Christ

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Matthew J. Hyde, Catherine E. Hyde

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9781848712522

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440

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Aug 12, 2019

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‘Hugh Martin’s writings should be in the hands of every Christian — and certainly of every preacher — who appreciates the importance of thoughtful biblical exposition. His penetration into the theology and internal logic of the gospel is virtually unrivalled today. This new selection of his sermons, essays and letters will stimulate a fresh appreciation of the wonder of the gospel. But, in addition, it will encourage and challenge a new generation of preachers to engage in deeper and richer biblical-theological exposition. Christ Victorious is a treasure-trove that, once discovered, will bring lasting enrichment.’ — SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

Book Description

‘Christ’s death is vital—Christ’s death is life—Christ’s death is life eternal, swallowing up death in victory—suppressing my death, and living for me and in me — eternal life still!’ — HUGH MARTIN

Death is often thought of as the inescapable terminus of life—something which, in the end, overpowers and conquers us. But in Christian theology, the death of Christ has central significance for our salvation. Christ died victoriously, conquering death and triumphing over his and our enemies. His death is our life.

This glorious truth occupied a large place in the thinking of Scottish theologian Hugh Martin (1822–85). Martin is best known for his mind-stretching books such as The Atonement and The Shadow of Calvary, and for his insightful character study of Simon Peter. But there exists a significant corpus of largely forgotten shorter writings from his pen which major on the significance of the cross of Christ.

This volume brings together a number of Martin’s sermons, essays and letters, many of which have not been published since the nineteenth century. Like his other titles, the pieces selected for this volume reveal an important theological thinker, one who is well able to guide his readers through various aspects of Christ’s atoning work. Yet Martin also writes with the heart of a pastor: his goal is always to lead his readers to a greater understanding of the truth, to a more complete trust in the Saviour, and to a more sincere worship of God.

The contents of this book demonstrate the veracity of the late Professor John Murray’s assessment of Martin , that ‘his writings exhibit an unexcelled warmth and fervour. No one could scale greater heights of sanctified eloquence.’

 

‘Our blessed Lord was not brought to death by him that had the power of death. Vanquishing and overthrowing Satan’s power, he went voluntarily to death. Christ did not meet death passively—with any one overpoweringly pressing death upon him as a doom which he could not evade—exercising over him the power of death. But he met death voluntarily, actively, by his own positive deed. This great truth has of late almost lapsed out of our theology, insomuch that not a few are quite conscious of the feeling of novelty and astonishment when it is vigorously put before their minds… All Gospel divine dealings with your soul for its salvation point first of all, and last of all, and throughout all, to Christ and him crucified. He deals with you, chiefest of all, exactly anent his crucifixion and his death. He will have you meet him and strike hands with him exactly here—at his Cross—or not at all.’ — HUGH MARTIN

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson on Christ Victorious

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Introduction vii
SERMONS
1 Voices at Bethlehem 3
2 ‘Christ Liveth in Me’ 9
3 ‘Yea and Amen’ 25
4 ‘Other Sheep I Have’ 51
5 Principles of Harvest in the Spiritual World 73
6 Now Darkly: Then Face to Face 91
7 Heaven: The Scene of Christ’s Priesthood–Sermon 1 107
8 Heaven: The Scene of Christ’s Priesthood–Sermon 2 123
9 Christ’s Own House 137
10 The Manifestation of the on of Perdition 153
ESSAYS
1 Christ’s Victory Over Death 173
2 Christ’s Death: What Was It? 193
3 The Exchange of Places 199
4 Justification 221
5 Conscience and the Blood of Sprinkling 237
6 The Procession of the Holy Spirit from the Son 261
7 The Spirit of the Father Glorifying the Son 281
8 A Great Doxology 311
9 Joyous Spirituality of Christian Pilgrimage 337
LETTERS
1 A Series of Letters 355
2 A Letter to My Daughters on the Prophetic Office of Christ 403

 

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  1. Chrys Jones

    God’s Word teaches us that “we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Cor. 3:18). One of the most joyous and challenging aspects of the Christian life is slowing down to behold the Person and work of Jesus Christ. One of the benefits of abiding in Christ is that Jesus’ presence brings fullness of joy (John 15:11).

    Christ Victorious by Hugh Martin is a masterfully-crafted blend of devotional and theological writing to help us behold Christ. These selected writings highlight the glory and victory of Jesus’ person and work. Martin (1822-1885) writes with the theological depth of a towering theologian and the warmth of a caring pastor committed to God’s work in the local church. There is no sense that Martin was either stuck with his head in the clouds or too down-to-earth to bring rich doctrinal truth to the church. He brought theology and practice together in these great writings.

    Writing in the 1800’s, Martin’s focus on victory isn’t the diet theology of soft prosperity found on bookstore shelves and in digital shopping carts today. Rather, his focus is on the power of Christ’s working to defeat death and attain salvation for His sheep. He brought more than the cheap grace of the health and wealth shysters—he brought the gospel.

    Christ Victorious brings the message of the atonement, victory over death, justification, the Trinity, and much more. Christ is certainly victorious, and readers will benefit tremendously from this wonderful work.

    *I received a free copy of this book. I was not required to leave a positive review.

  2. Matt C

    Christ Victorious: Selected Writings of Hugh Martin is published by Banner of Truth and edited by Matthew and Catherine Hyde. I can promise you that you are in for a great treat if you decide to read this work.

    The book is essentially divided into three sections, all of which are the words of Hugh Martin: (1) Sermons; (2) Essays; (3) Letters. I really enjoyed this format. Though there is a lot of similarity in Martin’s sermons and essays and letters, they all have their own flavor as well. They all succeed in leading the reader into a deeper love for the Lord and the atoning work of Christ on behalf of His Church. Martin is a masterful expositor of God’s Holy Word, and this is especially evidenced in his sermons. The essays of Martin show forth his brilliance and theological competence. He writes with such a devotional style that the reader will surely have their affections stirred up to worship! A greater appreciation for the gospel will certainly result. The letters are very personal and heart-felt. They provide a glimpse into the heart of Martin, and one will surely see his intense love for the Lord. They are very encouraging to read!

    The book is very aesthetically pleasing (as most of Banner’s books are). It is a black hardcover book with gold lettering on the spine, covered by a white dust jacket. The font is a great size, and the margins leave enough room for those who enjoy taking notes.

    As Sinclair Ferguson says, “Hugh Martin’s writings should be in the hands of every Christian…His penetration into the theology and internal logic of the gospel is virtually unrivaled today.” With that being said, buy this book! It is going to increase your love for the Lord and the beautiful gospel message. Many contemporary Christian authors are not writing at the level that you will find in Hugh Martin. This is the kind of helpful, biblically rich, insightful, mature, expositional, stimulating writing that will affect you and your relationship with the Lord. Do yourself a favor and spend time reading books like this! You won’t regret it, and you will find yourself meditating upon the Gospel in ways that you haven’t before.

    Disclaimer: My thanks to The Banner of Truth Trust for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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