Friday, September 23, 2011

Beveridge on sin ... I can relate

From Ray Ortlund's blog:

Beveridge on Original Sin

“I cannot pray but I sin.  I cannot hear or preach a sermon but I sin.  I cannot give an alms or receive the sacrament but I sin.  Nay, I cannot so much as confess my sins, but my very confessions are still aggravations of them.  My repentance needs to be repented of, my tears need washing, and the very washing of my tears needs still to be washed over again with the blood of my Redeemer.”
William Beveridge, Private Thoughts (London, 1720), page 52.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Matthew 5:4

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