“If salvation had been by works, our Lord could not have said to the thief, dying at His side, ‘To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise’ (Luk 23:43). That man could do no works! His hands and feet were fastened to the cross, and he was in the agonies of death. No, it must be of grace, all-conquering grace—and the modus operandi must be by faith, or else for dying men the Gospel is a mockery!”
– Charles H. Spurgeon.