Heart in the Sight of God “Give me thy heart” Proverbs 23:26 “Thy heart is not right in the sight of God” Acts 8:21 The heart is the main thing in religion. I make no excuse for asking the special attention of my readers, while I try to say a few things about the heart. […]
Holiness by J.C. Ryle
“Sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4
He who wishes to attain right views about Christian holiness must begin by examining the vast and solemn subject of sin. He must dig down very low if he would build high. A mistake here is most mischievous. Wrong views about holiness are generally traceable to wrong views about human corruption. I make no apology for beginning this volume of messages about holiness by making some plain statements about sin.
To turn from some sins–but not from all, is gross hypocrisy! One sin stripped the fallen angels of all their glory! One sin stripped our first parents of all their dignity and excellency! One fly in the box of precious ointment, spoils the whole box. One thief may rob a man of all his treasure. […]