The Need To Hate Sin

The Puritans (and their admirers, past and present) actually maintained that only one who has come thoroughly to hate sin can turn wholeheartedly from it to Christ.  Contrition is necessitated not by the terms of the gospel, which calls us to Christ directly, but by the state of the fallen human heart.  God uses the law to pave the way for the gospel by making us see not our only guilt but also the ugliness, nastiness, and repulsiveness of our previous ways, so that we cease to love them; and that sets us free to love Christ when he calls us to follow him into different ways.
– David Wells in Turning To God

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