Peace with God and How to get It
DescriptionA. How can I get peace with God?
B. He has "made peace by the blood of His cross."
A. I do not deny that - I believe it. But I have not peace, and how can I have that peace myself?
B. "Being justified by faith, we have peace with God."
A. Well, I know it is so written, but I have not peace - that I know. I wish I had, and I sometimes think I do not believe at all. I see you happy, but how is that happiness of soul to be had?
B. You do not think it presumptuous, then, to be at peace with God, in the assurance of His favor, and thus of our own salvation?
A. I think it would be in me, but I see it in Scripture, and therefore it must be right. And I see a few in whom one sees it is real. Though I get on from day to day as other Christians do, I am not at peace nor assured of divine favor resting upon me, as I see you and others enjoying it. And it is a serious thing, because (if, "being justified by faith, we have peace with God," as you say and as I know Scripture says) I have not peace with God, and how then can I be justified?
B. It is because you have not the true
If a person is really serious and walks before God, he cannot rest in spirit till he be at peace with Him, and the deeper all these exercises are the better. But God has made peace by the blood of the cross, and all these exercises are merely bringing up the weeds to the surface, as plowing and harrowing a field.
30 pages Pamphlet Author: J. N. Darby