Happiness and the Christian’s conscience

Posted: April 11, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life, Uncategorized

The true Christian is the only happy man, because his conscience is at peace. That mysterious witness for God, which is so mercifully placed within us, is fully satisfied and at rest.

It sees in the blood of Christ a complete cleansing away of all its guilt. It sees in the priesthood and mediation of Christ a complete answer to all its fears. It sees that through the sacrifice and death of Christ, God can now be just, and the justifier of the ungodly. It no longer bites and stings, and makes its possessor afraid of himself.

The Lord Jesus Christ has amply met all its requirements. Conscience is no longer the enemy of the true Christian, but his friend and advisor. Therefore he is happy.

— J. C. RylePractical Religion(Cambridge, UK: James Clarke & Co. Ltd., 1970), 159-160

 

HT:OFI

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