Friday, March 23, 2007

Splendid Sins

And as for your good works, where are they? Where are they? Ah! It is a figment and a fiction, a laugh and a dream. Good works in sinners? There are no such things. Augustine well said, "Good works, as they are called, in sinners are nothing but splendid sins."This is true of the best works of the best man, who is out of Christ. They are nothing but splendid sins, varnished sins. God forgive you, dear friends, for your good works! You have as great need to be forgiven for your good works as you have for your bad ones, if you are out of Christ; for I reckon they are both alike, bad, if they come to be sifted.

Spurgeon

Over at LuxVenit..... she has been doing a series of post on good works. How I need to be reminded and drawn to see it's HIS WORK in me and for me.

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