On the Question of Sin and Forgiveness, and God’s Method of Mercy

Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation

Taken and adapted from, “THE CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER; OR, SHORT REFLECTIONS UPON THE FAITH, LIFE, AND CONDUCT OF A REAL CHRISTIAN”
Written by, Ambrose Serle

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“Of these things put them in remembrance.”
–2 Timothy 2:14.

Not equal grace, by Paul obtain’d,
Nor Peter’s pardon I require;
But what upon the Cross was gain’d
By the poor thief, would I desire!
–Copernicus’ Epitaph

ON THE QUESTION OF SIN AND FORGIVENESS

WHEREWITH shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God?” How shall I, a sinner, approach the eyes of that Majesty, which cannot look upon sin without abhorrence? My iniquities are more in number than the hairs of my head; and my heart sinks within me on their remembrance. My affections are naturally all inclined to the world, and worldly things. My judgment is depraved; my will is perverse; my understanding is darkened; my knowledge vain; and I see…

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