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No one will ever go to Hell who has put his trust in Jesus Christ, but many will end up in torment who have trusted their own righteousness and reformation.

    Author: Curtis Hutson

In spinning a robe of your own righteousness, before the sun goes down you will find it all unraveled.

    Author: Curtis Hutson

God has nothing to say to the self-righteous.

    Author: D.L. Moody

God is none other than the Savior of our wretchedness. So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities... Those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him, but have glorified themselves.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

Scripture plainly tells us of this mingling of tares and wheat--of mere professors among true believers. Yet misguided students have frequently applied to the children of God the warnings and exhortations meant only for the self-deceived or hypocritical.

    Author: C.I. Scofield

Beware of self-righteousness. The black devil of licentiousness destroys his hundreds, but the white devil of self-righteousness destroys his thousands.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Do not look to your hope, but to Christ, the source of your hope.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

God will not go forth with that man who marches in his own strength.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Beware of self-righteousness in every possible shape and form. Some people get as much harm from their "virtues" as others do from their sins.

    Author: J.C. Ryle

Stop being so sure that you are always right, and others wrong. Don't trust your own opinion, when you find it contrary to that of older men, and especially to that of your own parents. Age gives experience, and therefore deserves respect.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men.

Men will still experiment "by works of righteousness which they have done" to earn the Ideal life. The doctrine of Human Inability, as the Church calls it, has always been objectionable to men who do not know themselves.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, p. 309.

Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness is the soul and substance of all false religion... The Spirit alone is sufficient for this work. All ways and means without Him are useless. He is the great efficient. He is the One who gives life and strength to our efforts.

    Author: John Owen
    Source: Temptation and Sin, 1958, p. 7, 16.

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