Author: Bunyan, John

Gluttony is a sin little taken notice of, and as little repented of by those that use it; but yet it is odious in the sight of God, and the practice of it a demonstration of the lack of His fear in his heart. (Jude 12)  [TFOG]

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Lack of reverence for the word is the ground of all the disorders that are in the heart, life, conversation, and in Christian communion.  [TFOG]

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Do we know how our sins provoke God? How they grieve the Holy Ghost? How they weaken our graces? How they spoil our prayers? How they weaken faith? How they tempt Christ to be ashamed of us? And how they hold back good from us? And if we know not every one of these things to the full, how shall we know to the full the love of Christ which saveth us from them all?. [ALE]

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There are sins against light, sins against knowledge, sins against love, sins against learning, sins against threatenings, sins against promises, vows and resolutions, sins against experience, sins against examples of anger, and sins that have great, high, and strange aggravations attending them. [ALE]

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There are many sins committed by us, dropping from us, and that pollute us, that we are not at all aware of. [ALE]

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Before we can know this love of Christ, as afore, we must necessarily know the nature of sin, that is, what sin is, what sin is in itself. [ALE]

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Who can tell how many heart-pleasing thoughts Christ had of us before the world began? [ALE]

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We must put a vast difference between love as found in us, and love as found in Christ, and that, both as to the nature, principle, or object of love. [ALE]

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Make this love of God and of Christ thine own, and not another’s… give not over until this love be made thine own until thou find and feel it to run warm in thy heart by the shedding of it abroad there, by the spirit that God hath given thee. [ALE]

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‘Tis unnatural to abuse love, to abuse love is a villainy condemned of all, yea, to abuse love, is the most inexcusable sin of all. It is next to the sin of devils to abuse love, the love of God in Christ. [ALE]

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There is a great mystery in the way of God with his people. He will justify them without their works, he will pardon them for his Son’s sake: but they shall have but little comfort of what he hath done, doth, and will do for them that are careless, carnal, and not holy in their lives. [ALE]

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People naturally think that the knowledge of their sins is the way to destroy them; when in very deed it is the first step to salvation. [ALE]

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