"Yea, here lies the ruin of the most of them who perish under the preaching of the gospel. They have received the general notion of pardon; it floats in their minds, and presently presents itself to their relief on all occaisions...they...heal their consciences with this notion of pardon. Many a man, between the assembly and his dwelling-house, is thus cured...[yet such men exhibit] no love to God, no delight in him, no reverence of him...There are none in the world that deal worse with God than those who have an ungrounded persuasion of forgiveness."
-John Owen, An Exposition of Psalm 130. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.396.