Topic: Sin

Loving of sin is worse than committing it. [TDOR]

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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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It is very rare that God doth leave his beloved ones frequently to relapse into one and the same gross sin. [PRASD]

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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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Sin is a debt. Of all the debts we owe, our sins are the worst… Death frees a man from other debts but it will not free him from this. It is not the debt of the debtor but of the creditor that discharges this debt. [TDOR]

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The bruised reed is a man that for the most part is in some misery, as those were that came to Christ for help, and by misery he is brought to see sin as the cause of it. [TBR]

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It is most that sin and grace were never born together, neither shall sin and grace die together; yet while a believer breathes in this world, they must live together, they must keep house together. [PRASD]

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The single sin of not loving God with all our heart, and mind, and soul, and strength, is enough to blot out every hope of heaven. [ROOS]

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Sorrow for sin must exceed sorrow at the grave; and with good reason, for in the burial of the dead it is only a friend who departs, but in sin God departs. [TDOR]

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True leaving of sin is when the acts of sin cease from the infusion of a principle of grace, as the air ceases to be dark from the infusion of light. -TDOR]

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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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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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