We are all great sinners, and we all need a great forgiveness

Posted: April 14, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

Surely we ought all to cease from proud thoughts about ourselves. We ought to lay our hands upon our mouths, and say with Abraham, “I am dust and ashes,” and with Job, “I am vile,” and with Isaiah, “We are all as an unclean thing,” and with John, “If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (Gen. 18:27; Job 40:4; Isaiah 64:6; 1 John 1:8.) Where is the man or woman in the whole catalog of the Book of Life, that will ever be able to say more than this, “I obtained mercy”? What is the glorious company of the apostles, the godly fellowship of the prophets, the noble army of martyrs – what are they all but pardoned sinners? Surely there is but one conclusion to be arrived at: We are all great sinners, and we all need a great forgiveness.

~ J.C. Ryle

Tract: Forgiveness

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Comments
  1. kim/nannykim says:

    J.C. Ryle does have a way of putting things!

  2. doulos tou Theou says:

    Yes, he sure does

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