Category: Sin

A Man May Smile And Smile, And Be A Villain

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Excerpt From “Holiness – It’s Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties And Roots”

Of course, I need not tell anyone who reads his Bible with attention, that a man may break God’s law in heart and thought, when there is no overt and visible act of wickedness. Our Lord has settled that point beyond dispute in the sermon on the mount (Mar 5:21-28). Even a poet of our own has truly said, ‘A man may smile and smile, and be a villain.’

by J.C. Ryle

Sin

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Excerpt From “Holiness – It’s Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties And Roots”

I shall begin the subject by supplying some definition of sin. We are all, of course, familiar with the terms ‘sin’ and ‘sinners’. We talk frequently of ‘sin’ being in the world and of men committing ‘sins’. But what do we mean by these terms and phrases? Do we really know’ I fear there is much mental confusion and haziness on this point. Let me try, as briefly as possible, to supply an answer.

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