Christ Victorious

Christ Victorious

Hugh Martin (a few)



440  pages, Banner of Truth , ISBN: 9781848712522

13.97 x 2.79 x 22.1 cm , 1 volume(s), 991

Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Reviews mostly by Dr Peter Masters

Publisher's note.


CATEGORY: The Lord Jesus Christ 

‘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


Introduction vii
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 Son of Perdition 153
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
1 A Series of Letters 355
2 A Letter to My Daughters on the Prophetic Office of Christ 403