Thursday, 22 February 2007

Good deeds

"A sinner’s supposed good deeds count for nothing against the insult and injury done to God. To insist otherwise is to argue that the domestic of a prince was not a bad servant because he did not spit in his master’s face so often as he performed acts of service." (Jonathan Edwards)

Edward's powerful point: our good deeds cannot 'atone' for our bad ones. Only the cross can do that.