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Mankind has always dreamed of fellowship with God on the basis of holiness. Christianity proclaims fellowship with God on the basis of sin. This is the meaning of the gospel…it is the sinner whom God justifies.

 

-Anders Nygren, Essence of Christianity: Two Essays (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans), 1973 (originally 1932), p. 127.