Which Is Worse?

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Evangelist Henry Moorhouse once said: "Some time ago a woman said to me, 'I cannot see that one who has broken only one of the Commandments can be as bad as another who has broken five, or another who has broken the whole ten.'
"I told her that God never gave five or ten laws; He gave only one, which consists of ten commandments. 'Just look at that watch. If you counted the wheels, you would find perhaps ten or more. Yet, if you break only one wheel, it is a broken watch and will not go.'
"Still the woman could not see it, so I said: 'Suppose you were hanging by a chain over a precipice. The chain consists of ten links. If a man took a hammer and smashed every link, where would you go?'
" 'To the bottom, of course.'
" 'But suppose only one link were broken, where would you go?'
"'That would be just as bad; I would still fall to the bottom.
"It takes just as much grace to save the 'best' people in the world as to save the vilest. Nothing but grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, can give liberty and freedom from the law of sin."
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." Eph. 2:8, 98For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8‑9).