“For myself, I cannot always come to Christ direct, but I can always come by sin. Sin is the handle by which I get Christ. I take a verse in which God has put Christ and sin together. I cannot always put my finger upon Christ and say, “Christ belongs to me;” but I can put my finger upon sin and say “Sin belongs to me.” I take that word, for instance, “The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.” Yes, lost, lost,Â—I’m lost; I put my finger upon that word and say, “I’m the lost one; I’m lost.” Well, I find that “The Son of Man is come to save the lost;” and I cry out, “What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.”
(Recollections of the late Dr. Duncan, by Rev. A. Moody Stuart).