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No Lttle Sins


Not every word in the dictionary describes an actual existant thing. For example: unicorns, leprechauns, and peccadillos.

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And there are no sins venial in their own nature. Nay, he who offends in one point is guilty of all; because the mental state from which the is obedience flows argues an inward contrariety to the nature and will of God (Jas. ii. 10). The only position which can be laid down as to the criminality of sin is this: the guilt of the offence is proportioned to the greatness, the moral excellence, and glory of Him against whom the offence is committed, and who made us for loyal obedience to Himself. Nothing else therefore comes into consideration in estimating the enormity of sin but the infinite majesty, glory, and claims of Him against whom we sin.

—George Smeaton, Christ’s Doctrine of the Atonement (Banner of Truth, 2009), 21.



Posted 2018·04·24 by David Kjos
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