Peace with God

Posted: March 20, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

The peace of the true Christian is not a vague, dreamy feeling, without reason and without foundation. They can show cause for it. They build upon solid ground. They have peace with God, because they are justified. Without justification it is impossible to have real peace with God. Conscience forbids it. Sin is a mountain between a person and God, and must be taken away. The sense of guilt lies heavy on the heart, and must be removed. Unpardoned sin will murder peace. The true Christian knows all this well. Their peace arises from a consciousness of their sins being forgiven, and their guilt being put away. Their house is not built on sandy ground. Their well is not a broken cistern, which can hold no water. They have peace with God, because they are justified.

~ J.C. Ryle

Tract: Justification

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