"There is not the least encouragment for the soul of a sinner to entertain any thoughts of approaching unto God without this discovery [of forgiveness in Christ]. All the rest of the world is covered with a deluge of wrath. This is the only ark whereunto the soul may repair and find rest. All without it is darkness, curse, and terror."
-John Owen, An Exposition of Psalm 130. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.384.