A. My friend, why don’t you throw away that coat?
Ellet J. Waggoner
The problem of living the Christian life is not one of working, but of walking.
It is not in harmony with human nature to acknowledge itself utterly helpless; therefore the religion of human nature is justification by works.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17). Therefore God is not condemning even the wicked world, but is seeking to save them. --Ellet J. Waggoner
The power by which the commands and exhortations of the Holy Spirit are to be fulfilled in us is the power by which the heavens and the earth were made.
It is quite generally recognized that “self” is the great thing that stands in the way of Christian progress, and that it must be denied and put away.
The obedience springs from his faith, and therefore there is no chance for him to be lifted up, since the act of obedience is not his personal action, but is the action of his faith, and credited to him as his own.