Appearance of Sin

” ‘Sin, that it might appear sin…’ Romans 7:13

To many men sin does not appear sin…It needs the power of the divine omnipotence, the voice of the same Majesty, which said, ‘Let there be light…’  …Moreover, such is the power of self-esteem that though sin abounds in the sinner he will not readily be bought to feel or confess its existence. …In a great measure, our inability to see sin as sin arises from the exceeding deceitfulness both of sin and of the human heart. Sin assumes the brightest forms even as Satan attires himself as an angel of light. …We are all very quick-sighted to perceive something, which, if it does not quite excuse our fault, at all events prevents its being placed in the first class of atrocities.”  — C. H. Spurgeon, Sermon “The Monster Dragged to Light”

About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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