Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The road to Heaven

The road to heaven, my brethren, is BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS. It is not by well-doing that you can be saved, though it is by ill-doing that you will be damned if you put not trust in Christ. Nothing that you can do can save you. Albeit that after you are saved it will be your delightful privilege to walk in the ways of God and to keep his commandments, yet all your own attempts to keep the commandments previous to faith, will but sink you deeper into the mire, and will by no means contribute to your salvation. The one road to heaven is BY FAITH IN CHRIST.

From a sermon entitled "The King's Highway Opened And Cleaned," delivered January 8, 1860. Flickr photo by Chunyan LING; some rights reserved.

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