No forms of religion, however solemn or bloody, can do for us sinners the great work we most need …

“No forms of religion, however solemn or bloody, can do for us sinners the great work we most need. They cannot take away sins [Hebrews 10:1-4]. They never did do it; and no wise man ever rested the weight of his salvation on so rotten a foundation. The very rites themselves declare, Salvation is not in us. The human conscience says the same thing. But Christ is just the Saviour we need. Sprinkled with his blood we are washed and justified once for all. ‘Guilt of sin once taken away doth not trouble the conscience.’ How could it? Sin is dead by the cross of Christ, and the dead speak nothing.”
– William S. Plumer

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