Anthony Burgess Treatise on Original Sin Part 3, chapter 2, sections 2-3. SECT. II. A Discovery of the Pollution of Every Man’s Conscience by Original Sin. The work next in order is to discover the pollution of every man’s conscience by original sin. 1. A Natural Blindness in the Conscience First, there is naturally a… Read More The Conscience Blinded by Original Sin
Anthony Burgess Treatise on Original Sin Part 3, chapter 2, section 1. “But even their mind, and conscience is defiled.” (Titus 1:15). Hitherto we have been discovering original sin as seated in the understanding, the metropolis (as it were) of the soul. We now proceed to manifest it as polluting the conscience of every man… Read More The Nature of Conscience and its Corruption
Anthony Burgess, Treatise on Original Sin, Part 3, chapter 1, section 4. “And be ye renewed in the spirit of your mind.” (Ephesians 4:23). These things premised, let us consider, wherein original sin hath infected the minds of all men, so that in respect thereof it is to be renewed. 1. Horrible Ignorance of… Read More Pollution of the Mind With Original Sin
Ephesians 4:17-24 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 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: 19 Who being past feeling have given… Read More The Extent of Original Sin in Every Faculty of the Soul
Part 1: Original Sin: What It Is And How It Is Propagated Edward Leigh, Body of Divinity, Book 4, ch. 3. Corollaries from Original Sin. 1. Resist the Inclination Toward Sin We must make it part of our daily business to consider this natural corruption (that we may be daily humbled in the awareness… Read More Fighting Against Original Sin
Some of the response to our previous article about Same Sex Attraction revealed that many people misunderstand what James 1:14-15 is saying, and, in fact, some even seem to have a Roman Catholic understanding of desire and temptation. This post will set forth the correct interpretation of this passage and then provide responses to the… Read More Misconceptions About Desire and Temptation (James 1:14-15)
What is Original Sin? Original sin is both the lack of original righteousness and the inclination or disposition to sin. The imputation of Adam’s guilt can be thought of distinctly from original sin, but the two are integrally related; imputation is forensic, while original sin is habitual and inherent. WCF 6:2. By this sin they… Read More Original Sin: What It Is And How It Is Propagated
Edward Leigh, Body of Divinity, pp. 345-346. Of Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost. It is called the great transgression (Psa. 19:13), and blasphemy against the Spirit (Mat. 12). “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… Read More What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?