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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Peace of Pardon: Not a Mere Forgetfulness
I have spilled the ink over a bill and so have blotted it till it can hardly be read, but this is quite another thing from having the debt blotted out, for that cannot be till payment is made. So a man may blot his sins from his memory, and quiet his mind with false hopes, but the peace which this will bring him is widely different from that which arises from God's forgiveness of sin through the satisfaction which Jesus made in his atonement. Our blotting is one thing, God's blotting out is something far higher.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Peace of Pardon: Not a Mere Forgetfulness'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/p/peace-of-pardon-not-a-mere-forgetfulness.html. 1870.
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