Would you, then, be freed from your sins, you need not chastise yourself with them, nor have anything to do with them, but simply creep under the wings and into the bosom of Christ, as he is the one who has taken them away and has laid them upon himself.
I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25 That it is God only who can pardon sin. How vain, then, is it for man to attempt it! How wicked for man to […]
Our forgiving of others will not procure forgiveness for ourselves; but our not forgiving of others proves that we ourselves are not forgiven.
Forgiveness of others is made an express condition of our obtaining pardon and forgiveness from God (Matt 6:14-15); and the nature hereof is expressly declared (Matt 18:23–35). Such evangelical conditions we have not many. I confess they have no causal influence into the accomplishment of the […]