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Monday, February 16, 2015

Puritan Nuggets of Gold # 32


Poor souls are apt to think that all those whom they read or hear of to be gone to heaven, went thither because they were so good and so holy. Yet not one of them, not any one that is now in heaven (Jesus Christ excepted), did ever come thither any other way but by forgiveness of sins. (John Owen)

Sins are so remitted, as if they had never been committed. (Thomas Adams)

God blots out not only the cloud but the thick cloud, enormities as well as infirmities. (Thomas Watson)

The sin which is not too great to be forsaken, is not too great to be forgiven. (Thomas Horton)

A man pardoned, and justified by faith in Christ, though he may, and sometimes doth, fall into foul sins, yet they never prevail so far as to reverse pardon, and reduce to a state of non-justification. (William Greenhill)

We need not climb up into heaven to see whether our sins are forgiven: let us look into our hearts, and see if we can forgive others. If we can, we need not doubt but God has forgiven us. (Thomas Watson)

Wherever God pardons sin, He subdues it. "He will have compassion on us, He will subdue our iniquity." (Micah 7:19). Where men's persons are justified, their lusts are mortified. There is in sin a commanding and a condemning power. The condemning power of sin is taken away when the commanding power of sin is taken away. We know our sins are forgiven when they are subdued. (Thomas Watson)

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