The Private Prayer Book; A Manual of Instruction and Prayer for the People of the Church
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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...own being. Sin breaks the law of GOD, and in that act breaks also the law and design of man' s own being, bringing it into rum. (3). Sin has guilt and power. ' 1. The guilt of sin is the obligation to suffer the punishment of GOD's justice for His law broken. 2. The power of sin is the dominion it has over us, so that, of ourselves, we are unable to possess and control ou: 'sei.=1e:, but are possessed and governed by sin as slaves under a master. CHRIsT alone can free us from the guilt and power of sin. / 4). There are these two kinds of sin--the sin of our birth, and the sin of our life. I. The sin of our birth is that sin in which we are conceived and born as receiving the sinful nature of our first father, Adam. By Baptism we are taken by a new birth into the Nature of the SECOND ADAM, our LORD JesUs CmusT, the guilt of our birth sin is washed away, and the power of His Indwelling Life and Grace is given us to overcome, if we will, the evil inclination of our old cornipt nature which remains in us until our death, but which, if we are faithful Christians, will thereafter itself become dead. 2. The sin of our life is that of our own will resisting GOD's grace, and consenting to evil. When thus we sin the grace of our Baptism is violated, and cannot be restored except through Repentance. The most terrible form of sin is habitual sin, by which, committing the same sinful acts again and again, we bind a chain around us diflicult to break. But the grace of GOD can enable us to do even this. (5). Also sin is by--. I. Commission, that is, by doing what GOD forbids. 2. Omission, that is, by leaving undone what GOD commands. A sin of omission is as great as a sin of commission, We sin as much by not doing what is right, as by doing...
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