Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Cleansing Fountain

My Lord Jesus, by his death, has become immensely rich in pardoning power - so rich indeed that no guiltiness can possibly transcend the efficacy of his precious blood. There is one sin which he never will forgive - there is but one - and I am convinced that you have not committed that sin against the Holy Ghost if you have any feeling of repentance or desire towards God; for the sin which is unto death, brings death with it to the conscience, so that when once committed, the man ceases to feel. If thou desirest pardon, sinner, there is no reason why thou shouldst not have it, and have it now.

The blood of Christ can wash out blasphemy, adultery, fornication, lying, slander, perjury, theft, murder. Though thou hast raked in the very kennels of hell till thou hast blackened thyself to the color of a devil, yet, if thou wilt come to Christ and ask mercy, he will absolve thee from all sin. Do but wash in the bath which he has filled with blood and “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

From a sermon entitled "Grieve Not The Holy Spirit," delivered March 3, 1867. Image by Damien du Toit under Creative Commons License.

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