Tuesday, October 21, 2008

All sins!

All sins!

Charles Spurgeon

The truly repentant person hates all of his sins, not just certain ones. He says, "Cover yourself with the finest gold, O sin, I will still hate you! Yes, cover yourself with pleasure,make yourself flashy, like the snake with its turquoise scales-I still hate you, for I know your venom, and I run from you,even when you come to me in the most illusive clothing."

All sin must be given up, or else you will never have Christ; all evil must be renounced, or else the gates of heaven must be locked to keep you out forever.

Let us, remember, then, that for repentance to be sincere, it must be total repentance.

True repentance is a turning of the heart, as well as of the life; it is the giving up of the whole soul to God, to be His forever and ever.

It is a renunciation of the sins of the heart, as well as the corruptions of the life.

1 comment:

steve martin said...

Yes! That is the state of ther Christian's life...repentance and forgiveness...over and over and over again.

Romans 7, written by God through aguably the greatest of the Apostles, Paul, shows us just how good we are at giving up sinning.

"Simul eustes et pecator"..."at the same time totally sinful and yet totally justified"

That great principle (which by the way drove and still drives many in the Catholic Church, nuts) was one of the main principles of the Reformation.