24 February 2011

Bonar on Justification

Hortius Bonar
 Man has always treated sin as a misfortune, not a crime; as disease, not guilt; as a case for the physician, not for the judge. Herein lies the essential faultiness of all mere human religions or theologies. They fail to acknowledge the judicial the aspect of the question, as that on which the real answer must hinge; and to recognize the guilt or criminality of the evil-doer as that which must first be dealt with before any real answer, or approximation to an answer, can be given. - From The Everlasting Righteousness; Or, How Shall Man Be Just with God? by Horatius Bonar

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