If the LORD has taught you and you take notice, you will see there are two tribes of professors in our day who appear quite different in their creed, but both unite in self. One party says, "We all need salvation, and all have it in our power to save our souls if we perform the conditions laid down;" and another party says, "There are no conditions. Salvation is full and free; without any conditions on our part. We have only simply to believe in Christ and the Doctrine of the Gospel and we have no cause to be concerned about the misery and wretchedness of our corrupt nature, or about our sins, or to look for any special manifestations. We have simply to believe and receive the Doctrine of Grace and Truth as in the Word, and we shall be happy." The Truth is, the devil would rejoice in such happiness; for all you do will never disturb any of the powers of darkness. One party says, "Work;" the other, "Believe;" and both act from their selfish nature. But when the LORD brings His people experimentally to know they can neither work nor believe, they are brought to feel, before a heart-searching God, they have need of this great salvation. "Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation." Justice must be satisfied, the law must be honored, sin must be destroyed, Satan defeated, the world overcome, and God glorified, or the sinner cannot be saved.