An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I’m sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin.
Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God’s image.
The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.
If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
The faking of feelings is a sin against the imagination.