Personal Sin

“The result, then, is that for many morally upright believers, the awareness of personal sin has effectively disappeared from their consciences. But it has not disappeared from the sight of God…In fact, the paradox is that those whose lives most reflect the fruit of the Spirit are usually those who are most keenly aware of

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On Mortification

“…the joy of our spiritual life depends greatly upon the mortification of sin…our ordinary walking with God, the vigor and comfort of our spiritual lives depend much on our mortification. Mortification bears a cause-and-effect relationship to our joy. The vigor of our spiritual lives is not possible apart from mortification.”  John Own, Works, Vol 6

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Reversing the Curse

“This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.” John 4:54 Christ came to undo what Adam had done. All that is wrong in you and me and the world flows ultimately from Adam’s sin (Rom 5:18). Jesus came to heal and restore what the curse of

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The Shortsighted Christian

“For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.” 2 Peter 1:9 Christians may become blurry-eyed with respect to our own sins. Sometimes the logs are so big we are virtually blind. Somehow we continue to see the sins of others though.

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