There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be trust as long as we live. Our need of Christ does not cease with our believing; nor does the nature of our relation to Him or to God through Him ever alter, no matter what our attainments in Christian graces or our achievements in behavior may be. It is always on His “blood and righteousness” alone that we can rest.
The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield
The Bible is not a collection of detached moral teachings, but a coherent story of God's redemption of His people.
B.B. Warfield, 'The Divine and Human in the Bible,' The Presbyterian and Reformed Review, 1887
The authority of the Bible is not dependent on human opinions or interpretations, but on the fact that it is the Word of God.
B.B. Warfield, The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, 1929
Faith is not a mere intellectual assent to the truth of the Bible, but a trust in the God of the Bible and obedience to His will.
B.B. Warfield, 'The Emotional Life of Our Lord,' The Presbyterian and Reformed Review, 1899
The gospel is not a message of human achievement or self-improvement, but of God's grace and salvation through Jesus Christ.
B.B. Warfield, 'The Gospel of the Holy Spirit,' The Presbyterian and Reformed Review, 1902