Topic: Sin

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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How futile are all schemes of man’s devising for securing the favour of God and his own happiness. None of them reach the real evils in his case. They do not dispose of sin, either in its power, or guilt, or pollution.  [ROOS]

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By sin we have lost the image of God, wherein did consist both our sanctity and our majesty.  [TDOR]

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There is more malignity in a drop of sin than in a sea of affliction, for sin is the cause of affliction, and the cause is more than the effect.  [TDOR]

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The more bitterness we taste in sin, the more sweetness we shall taste in Christ.  [TDOR]

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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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