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June 28, 2006

Sin and Poison

"The Lord is pleased to let the in-being of sin continue, to humble his people, and make them prize Christ more. Because you find corruptions stirring, do not therefore presently unsaint yourselves, and deny the kingdom of grace to be come into your souls.

That you feel sin is an evidence of spiritual life; that you mourn for it is a fruit of love to God; that you have a combat with sin, argues antipathy against it. Those sins which you once wore as a crown on your head, are now as fetters on the leg.

Is not all this from the Spirit of grace in you? Sin is in you, as poison in the body, which you are sick of, and use all Scripture antidotes to expel. Should we condemn all those who have indwelling sin, nay, who have had sin sometimes prevailing, we should blot some of the best saints out of the Bible." --

(Via Pastor Baggins)

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Wow, that's good. If only it wasn't so hard to let God's allowance of the in-being of sin become something we are complacent with.

Posted by: Jake at June 28, 2006 11:03 PM

That's some really good stuff.

Posted by: skerrib at June 29, 2006 01:14 PM

Great quote! My DW posted a Tozer quote which was along the same lines as this. You can check it out here if you like.

Posted by: brian at June 29, 2006 02:46 PM


 
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