Saturday, May 30, 2015

Divine Curses

"All who count on being saved by their own performances, or rely upon their own obedience for acceptance by God, are under the curse of His Law, exposed to His wrath. Justification by Law-keeping is an utter impossibility for any fallen creature. Why so? Because God’s Law requires flawless and perpetual conformity, sinless perfection in thought and word and deed, and because it makes no provision for failure to comply with its holy and righteous terms.
It is not sufficient to hear about or know the requirements of God’s Law—they must be met. Thus it is obvious that a law which already condemns cannot justify, and that any who hope to merit God’s favour, by their fickle and faulty attempts to obey it, are woefully deceived.
"Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them” (Galatians 3:10)." This statement was made by the apostle to show that every man is under divine condemnation until he flees to Christ for refuge."
~Arthur Pink, "Divine Cursings"

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