Monday, December 5, 2011


"Evangelical repentance is repentance of sin as sin: not of this sin nor of that, but of the whole mass.  We repent of the sin of our nature as well as the sin of our practice.  We bemoan sin within us and without us.  We repent of sin itself as being an insult to God.  Anything short of this is a mere surface repentance, and not a repentance which reaches to the bottom of the mischief.  Repentance of the evil act, and not of the evil heart, is like men pumping water out of a leaky vessel, but forgetting to stop the leak.  Some would dam up the stream, but leave the fountain still flowing; they would remove the eruption from the skin, but leave the disease in the flesh." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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