Monday, January 28, 2013

The Sin That Dwelt In Them - Andrew Fuller

 It is usual to denominate a character by his habitual or ruling disposition and not by occasional deviations from it. Thus, when we hear of him who was famed for meekness, speaking unadvisedly with his lips, we say this was not Moses or of him who was distinguished for his courageous avowal of his Lord, denying with oaths that he knew him, we say this was not Peter. Both these great characters in these instances acted beside themselves; it was not them, as it were, but sin that dwelt in them. (Heb. x. 26, Rom. vii. 15-25).

Taken from the book The Backslider: His Nature, Symptoms, and Recovery by Andrew Fuller 1754-1815


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