Peace of Conscience

“The amount of holiness possessed by the beliver does not give him peace.  Even perfect holiness would not remove guilt….subjective righteouness, or holiness, is so imperfect that it could never give the believer peace.  Let the holiest of men look within himself and say whether what he sees there satisfies his own conscience.  If not, how can it satisfy God?   He is greater than our hearts and knows all things.  No man, therefore, can have peace with God founded on what he is or on what he does.

-Charles Hodge, Ibid, P.204

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