Pristine Grace

A Believer's Peace
by Henry Mahan

    Where does a believer find real and genuine peace? On what foundation can we rest and say in truth, “It is well with my soul?” I’ll tell you; it lies in this, that we are justified by faith and not by works. Christ Jesus stood in my place before God. I was guilty with nothing to pay; doomed to hell, and Christ took my place. He died for me! How can I perish? How can I be punished for sins which have already been laid on Christ and for which He has already suffered? God demands of me that I keep His holy law perfectly. I cannot do it. But Christ has kept it for me. He kept it, magnified it, made it honorable in my flesh. What more can God demand of me? I am washed in the blood of Christ; I am risen and seated at His right hand in Christ. You may ask, “How is all this yours?” I reply, “By the grace of God, through the merits of Christ, revealed by the Spirit of God THROUGH FAITH!” God said, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.” I do believe, I sincerely believe in Christ; therefore, I have eternal life.