John Forbes: Avail yourselves of Christ’s mediation

Reformed Covenanter

Puritanboard Commissioner
Be convinced, in conclusion, that you cannot draw near to God at any time or in any circumstances with acceptance, but through Christ, and in dependence upon his merits and righteousness. It is to show that you neither know God, nor glorify him as God, to presume that you can approach to him, or in any manner transact with him, but through the great Mediator. Avail yourselves, then, continually of the mediation and intercession of him who has been ordained to this end, and in whom the guiltiest may find acceptance. Put away all confidence in yourselves, or in any works or services which you can do. Seek even for your best actions pardon and acceptance through the Lord Jesus Christ. ...

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