Importance of Holiness to Saving Faith

I will not pretend to say, nor do I think any man can say exactly, how much explicit knowledge of divine truth is absolutely essential to salvation…But this I will say, that, whatever darkness there may be in a man’s understanding, unless he feels and behaves a sinner justly condemned for breaking a righteous law, and expects salvation of mere grace in God’s way, and as reconciled to God, as loving his service, and longing after holiness – that holiness which the law requires, – and so living holily in sincerity and truth, he cannot be saved, according to the Bible.

– Thomas Scott, quoted by Iain Murray in Evangelicalism Divided p. 300.


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