Daniel Baker on Justification by faith alone

If the sinner were a thousand times better than he is, that would be no ground of hope; if he were a thousand times worse than he is, that need be no ground of despair; for, mark, if he were a thousand times better than he is, he never could be saved without coming to Christ; if a thousand times worse than he is, coming to Christ, in the overflowings of a penitent and believing heart, he would, immediately, be encircled in the arms of God’s parental and forgiving love. So that, in the matter of the sinner’s acceptance with God, (so far as merit in the sinner is concerned,) good works form no part whatever.”

– from Revival Sermons, “The Uses of the Law”

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