Concerning the consciousness of evil in the past of our lives and the tendency to wrongdoing in nature, the Bible is very clear, and it is most admirably explicit as to God's way of removing this barrier to our future progress. In Holy Scripture we see a most wise and gracious method for the putting away of guilt, without injury to the divine justice. The atonement offered by the Lord Jesus, who is the essence of the revelation of God, is an eminently satisfactory solution of the soul's sternest problem. Our feeling is that God the universal Ruler, must do right, and must not, even for mercy's sake, relax the rule that evil done must bring evil as it's consequence.
-Charles H. Spurgeon