A PROP AGAINST ALL DESPAIR, INTENDED FOR THE CONSOLATION OF SELF-CONDEMNED SINNERS IN GENERAL, BUT MORE ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE PERISHING SOULS WHO FEAR THAT THEY HAVE SINNED BEYOND THE POSSIBILITY OF PARDON.
“I even I (saith God) am He, which blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (Isa. xliii. 25.) ” For mine own sake, even for mine own sake will I do it, saith Jehovah. For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.” (Isa. 48:11, 9.) Do you feel astonished at this? The Lord appears to have expected you should…while we were yet sinners,” rebels, and enemies to God by wicked works, ” Christ died for us.” (Rom. v. 8.) And if the mind stands astonished, as well it may, in the view of such unparalleled mercy, the whole terminates in this reply, “I am God and not man.” (Hosea xi. 9.) This answers all objections, and stops every argument, and proves what an apostle hath observed, ” That no flesh shall glory in his presence.” (1 Cor. i. 29.)