I. Any scheme to recover a sinner from his condemnation under sin (ROM 5:12, 18) which depends on the sinner is futile.
A. Perhaps if his good works outweigh his bad works on God's scale, man can recover himself from condemnation. But, ISA 64:6; ROM 3:10.
B. Perhaps if he performs an appointed ritual, man can recover himself from condemnation. But, GAL 5:3.
C. Perhaps sacrifice will recover him from condemnation. But, ROM 8:21-22; HEB 10:1, 4.
D. Perhaps if he changes his nature so that he might do...