“How can a man be just with God? The answer given to this question decides the character of our religion, and, if practically adopted, our future destiny. To give a wrong answer is to mistake the way to Heaven. It is to err where error is fatal, because it cannot be corrected. If God requires one thing, and we present another, how can we be saved?” Thus begins this masterful treatise on the subject of justification by faith. Hodge shows us how justification is not by works, and how Christ’s death secures our pardon. This is taken from Chapter 5 of The Way of Life by Charles Hodge.