The Nature, Power, Deceit and Prevalency of Indwelling Sin in Believers

The Nature, Power, Deceit and Prevalency of Indwelling Sin in Believers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...minds may be drawn from all duties in the midst of the most abundant performance of them. For in and under them, the mind may be subject to an habitual diversion from its charge and watch to the rule. VVhat is done with such a frame, is not done to God. Amos v. 25. None of their sacrifices were to God, although they professed they were all so. But they attend not to his worship in faith, and to his glory, and he despised all their duties. Hos. x. 1. And this is the great reason why professors thrive so little under the performance of a multitude of duties. They attend not to them in a due manner, their minds being drawn off from their circumspect watch, and so they have little or no communion with God in them, which is the end whereto they are designed, and by which alone they become useful and profitable to themselves. And in this manner are many duties of worship and obedience performed by a woful generation of hypocrites, formalists, and profane persons, without either life or light in themselves, or acceptation with God: their minds being wholly estranged from a due attendance to what they do, by the power and deceitfulness of sin. Fourthly: As it is in respect of duties, so also it is in respect of sins. There are sundry things in and about every sin that the mind of a believer, by virtue of its office and duty, is obliged to attend diligently to, for the preservation of the soul from it. Things there are which God has appointed and sanctified, to give effectual rebukes and checks to the whole working of the law of sin, and such as in the law of grace, under which we are, are exceedingly suited and fitted to that purpose. And these the deceit of sin endeavours, by all means to draw off the mind from a due consideration of, more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776585
  • 9781236776587