Sorrow, Sin, and Beauty; Three Short Series of Addresses

Sorrow, Sin, and Beauty; Three Short Series of Addresses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...goes on unchecked and unchanged, it goes on to an issue as spontaneous as it will be terrible; as unalterable as it will be intolerable. We shall be what we shall be. That is all. But it is intolerable. "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still" (Rev. xxii. 11). That is all. No further sentence is needed. The cancer-growth is completed. There is no more; but that is the outer darkness. Yes, that is death. But if the process of our life be a process of departure from God, then our life, surely, is but a process of death. Sin, in its nature, is corroding, is mortal. If I have seen and owned that this mortal disease of sin has place and power within me, how can I stop short of that death which is the crown of sin? In owning the real presence of sin within me, I own that the process of dying has begun. Where sin is, death must be. There is no escaping the necessity of this essential selfacting law--a law expressed from of old in the solemnity of Old Testament typical requirement, "Without shedding of blood is no remission" (Heb. ix. 22; Lev. xvii. 11). Who shall intervene between the successive stages of the cancer-growth and that which is its inevitable completeness? For " the wages of sin is death" (Rom. vi. 23); "Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death " (S. James i. 15). There is, then, no essential distinction between sin and death. It is a distinction rather of degree than of kind. Death is but sin's final development and completeness; and sin is inchoate death. Inchoate death--what a condition of life is this! Yet this is what sin means; and I have pleaded guilty to sin. It is death essentially already; for that is begun, is in progress more

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  • English
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  • 9781236630018