Category Archives: Sin & Unbelief

Pride: The Source of Error, Envy & Every Evil Work

Proverbs 13:10; James 4:1; James 3:14, 16        Only by pride cometh contention.        From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members.        If ye have bitter … Continue reading

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Evil Thoughts & Wicked Imaginations

I Chronicles 28:9; Ezekiel 11:5; Genesis 6:5        The LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.        I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.       And God saw that the … Continue reading

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Franken-Self: the Monster that Man Made of Himself

Genesis 2:16,17; Genesis 3:4-6       And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: … Continue reading

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The True Believer’s Constant Struggle Against Indwelling Sin

Psalm 51:5-7        Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Purge me with … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Certainly Not Bliss, Nor the “Mother of Devotion”

Ephesians 4:17,18        Walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. … Continue reading

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Backsliding

Jeremiah 2:19; Proverbs 14:14        Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that fear … Continue reading

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How Secret Sins Become Presumptuous Sins

Psalm 19:12,13        Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. OBADIAH SEDGWICK … Continue reading

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Secret Sins

Hebrews 4:13; Numbers 32:23; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Psalm 90:8        All things naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.        Be sure your sin will find you out.        For God shall bring every … Continue reading

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Covetousness

Ephesians 5:5        For this ye know, that no…covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. WILLIAM JAY (1769-1853): What do you think of the man whose thoughts and affections daily … Continue reading

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Ambition & the Pride of Life

Proverbs 16:18; Jeremiah 45:5        Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.        Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): The pride of life. A vain mind craves all the grandeur, … Continue reading

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