When C.H. Spurgeon was under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, he had a clear sense of the justice of God, and sin became an intolerable burden. He didn't fear hell as much as he despised the reality of his own wrong doing. He said, "All the while I had upon my mind a deep concern for the honor of God's name and the integrity of His moral government. I felt that it would not quiet my conscience if I could be forgiven without justice being satisfied. But then came the question: 'How can God be just and yet justify me with all my guilt?'" Spurgeon finally came to see that substitutionary atonement was the answer. He said, "I believe that the doctrine of Jesus paying for my sins is one of the surest proofs of the inspiration of Scripture, for who would or could have thought of the just Ruler dying for the unjust rebel?"