"[The raw facts of the gospel] may be believed without a man's assurance of his own personal interest in [them]...[such a soul says] 'I know, whatever my lot and portion be, that there is forgiveness with God...It is good for me to cast myself into his arms. It may be he will frown; it may be his is wroth still: but all is one, this way I will go. As it seems good unto him to deal with me, so let it be.'"
-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. pp. 416, 418.