It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
More Quotes from Karl Barth:All sin has its being and origin in the fact that man wants to be his own judge. And in wanting to be that, and thinking and acting accordingly, he and his whole world is in conflict with God. It is an unreconciled world, and therefore a suffering world, a world given up to destruction.
Man can certainly keep on lying. . . but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel. . . but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God.
Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.
Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
Men have never been good, they are not good, they never will be good.
What God chooses for us children of men is always the best.
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Florence E. Allen