For certainly we must all admit the truth of what the sinner declares. He is not good enough to be saved. Certainly not. He is not good enough to come to Christ. Certainly not. We have read in the worthlessness of goodness as a ground of salvation. But you will make no mistake, unbeliever, if you continue to emphasize this statement. Reiterate it and believe it. Neither you nor any other mortal has ever been good enough to be a Christian. It is nothing new you are saying. You make bad logic of the case, but the case itself is just as you state it. No! You are not good enough. What is more and more fatal, you never will be. In the full sense of the word SALVATION no man ever yet, anywhere on earth or in heaven, was ever good enough to gain salvation. So let it stand, I cannot dispute you.
~ William Curtis Stiles, Excuse Me (1898)