“We know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but through faith in Jesus Christ!” Galatians 2:16
See the uselessness of mere morality. Honesty, morality and such things may be very good among men. But all these things put together, without faith, do not please God.
Without saving faith, all moral virtues are but splendid sins!
You will as surely be lost if you trust to your good works, as if you had trusted to your sins!
Trust Jesus, and you are saved.
Trust self, and you are damned.
Unbelief nullifies everything!
It is the dead fly in the ointment!
It is the poison in the pot!
All the moral virtues,
all the benevolence of philanthropy,
all the kindness of unselfish charity,
–give no title to Divine acceptance, for “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6