Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cheat Not The Gospel

"This is the misery of most Christians, that they mislay their justification. They lay it partly upon their faith, and partly upon their holiness. And this is the reason that, when a poor soul is tempted to some sin, he loseth his faith, his assurance, and his peace of conscience; because he grounds his saintship and justification upon his holiness. I am a just man only by the righteousness that is in Christ; the law is perfectly fulfilled for me by Jesus Christ, and not partly by Him and partly by me. Be not cheated of the Gospel; it is a precious pearl." —Walter Cradock (1600-1660)

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