1. Standard memberKellyJay
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    19 Jul '15 09:19
    Monsters of iniquity!

    Spurgeon's, "Spots in Our Feasts of Charity"

    Oh, the depths of human sin!

    Sin is an incomprehensible thing!

    There is no water so deep but fish will swim in it;
    no pond so foul but frogs will live in it;
    no mire so filthy but swine will wallow in it, and
    no sin so damnable but man will commit it.

    Men will even seek out ways and means
    of making themselves more and more
    proficient in the most filthy of vices.

    If in these times there should arise monsters
    of iniquity, we must not be astonished, for long
    practice of sin makes men proficient therein.

    The earth is ripening, and men's characters are
    rotting to the uttermost degree of corruption.

    We must expect to see more and more of
    the boilings over of the sink of iniquity,
    which lies in human nature.

    Christian, what might you have been, but
    for God's distinguishing grace to you?

    Why, might not you have been Judas?
    Christian, is there any betterness in
    your heart beyond the heart of Judas?

    Judas was an apostle, mark you, a preacher,
    a miracle-worker; he dipped his hand with
    Jesus in the dish, and yet he sold him; and
    why not you?

    "Let him that thinks he stands, take heed
    lest he fall." What another man has done you
    may do; and there are no depths of wickedness
    into which you might not have plunged had not
    the preventing grace of God stopped your course.
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    19 Jul '15 10:028 edits
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    "Let him that thinks he stands, take heed
    lest he fall." What another man has done you
    may do; and there are no depths of wickedness
    into which you might not have plunged had not
    the preventing grace of God stopped your course."

    I say Amen to brother Spurgeon here.

    And since many of us realize this we are so convinced that we are on the right track to have asked this Lord Jesus into our lives. Someone is saving us from within us.

    He is saving us from within our own souls. We know it is not ourselves. So the Bible must be true - Jesus is Lord.
  3. Standard memberKellyJay
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    19 Jul '15 11:16
    Originally posted by sonship
    "Let him that thinks he stands, take heed
    lest he fall." What another man has done you
    may do; and there are no depths of wickedness
    into which you might not have plunged had not
    the preventing grace of God stopped your course."

    I say Amen to brother Spurgeon here.

    And since many of us realize this we are so convinced that we ar ...[text shortened]... ithin our own souls[/i]. We know it is not ourselves. So the Bible must be true - Jesus is Lord.
    We wouldn't even go to God accept He first call us.
  4. Standard memberRajk999
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    19 Jul '15 18:15
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Monsters of iniquity!

    Spurgeon's, "Spots in Our Feasts of Charity"

    Oh, the depths of human sin!

    Sin is an incomprehensible thing!

    There is no water so deep but fish will swim in it;
    no pond so foul but frogs will live in it;
    no mire so filthy but swine will wallow in it, and
    no sin so damnable but man will commit it.

    Men will ev ...[text shortened]... into which you might not have plunged had not
    the preventing grace of God stopped your course.
    Im curious about if any of that comes from the teachings of Jesus himself. Seems more like an exaggeration of some of what Paul said.

    Christians boasting that they are filthy sinners is not a virtue.
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    19 Jul '15 18:42
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Monsters of iniquity!

    Spurgeon's, "Spots in Our Feasts of Charity"

    Oh, the depths of human sin!

    Sin is an incomprehensible thing!

    There is no water so deep but fish will swim in it;
    no pond so foul but frogs will live in it;
    no mire so filthy but swine will wallow in it, and
    no sin so damnable but man will commit it.

    Men will ev ...[text shortened]... into which you might not have plunged had not
    the preventing grace of God stopped your course.
    Is this prose directed at Christians or non Christians?
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jul '15 19:572 edits
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Monsters of iniquity!

    Spurgeon's, "Spots in Our Feasts of Charity"

    Oh, the depths of human sin!

    Sin is an incomprehensible thing!

    There is no water so deep but fish will swim in it;
    no pond so foul but frogs will live in it;
    no mire so filthy but swine will wallow in it, and
    no sin so damnable but man will commit it.

    Men will even ...[text shortened]... s
    into which you might not have plunged had not
    the preventing grace of God stopped your course.
    If this original post targets believers in Christ, the application of 1John 1:9 is the only grace means God has provided for the restoration of fellowship; if not, the only issue fo an unbeliever is a change of mind [repentance] about the person and work of Jesus Christ on his or her behalf. My dear mother was an avid reader and enjoyed the writings of Charles Spurgeon among many other authors. Thanks, Kelly.
  7. Standard memberKellyJay
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    21 Jul '15 02:04
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Im curious about if any of that comes from the teachings of Jesus himself. Seems more like an exaggeration of some of what Paul said.

    Christians boasting that they are filthy sinners is not a virtue.
    We agree Christians boasting they are filthy sinners is not a virtue, more like the truth.
    At our best without God's grace are we righteousness enough to be accepted by God?

    At our best we fall short, we all have fallen short.
    Let those who think they are righteous in their own right brag before God, they do not
    see how fallen they are.
  8. Standard memberKellyJay
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    21 Jul '15 02:06
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    If this original post targets believers in Christ, the application of 1John 1:9 is the only grace means God has provided for the restoration of fellowship; if not, the only issue fo an unbeliever is a change of mind [repentance] about the person and work of Jesus Christ on his or her behalf. My dear mother was an avid reader and enjoyed the writings of Charles Spurgeon among many other authors. Thanks, Kelly.
    He is my only hope, my sure foundation, it were up just to me I'd be lost.
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    21 Jul '15 22:26
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    We agree Christians boasting they are filthy sinners is not a virtue, more like the truth.
    At our best without God's grace are we righteousness enough to be accepted by God?

    At our best we fall short, we all have fallen short.
    Let those who think they are righteous in their own right brag before God, they do not
    see how fallen they are.
    Neither bragging about your righteousness nor boasting that you are a filthy sinner is the best thing.

    The best of the lot is the third option.
  10. Standard memberKellyJay
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    23 Jul '15 04:58
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Neither bragging about your righteousness nor boasting that you are a filthy sinner is the best thing.

    The best of the lot is the third option.
    The best is lifting Jesus up, my righteousness comes from Him.
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