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sin is enemy of God

The root of an unmortified course is the digestion of sin without bitterness in the heart. When a man hath confirmed his imagination to such an apprehension of grace and mercy as to be able, without bitterness, to swallow and digest daily sins, that man is at the very brink of turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Neither is there a greater evidence of a false and rotten heart in the world than to drive such a trade. To use the blood of Christ, which is given to cleanse us, (1 John 1:7, Tit. 2:14); the exaltation of Christ, which is to give us repentance, (Acts 5:31); the doctrine of grace, which teaches us to deny all ungodliness, (Tit. 2:11, 12), to countenance sin, is a rebellion that in the issue will break the bones. At this door have gone out from us most of the professors that have apostatized in the days wherein we live. — John Owen