by Obadiah Sedgwick
Presumptuous Sins, Sins in Dominion, & Uprightness. Wherein Divers weighty Cases are resolved in Relation to all those Particulars: Delivered in divers Sermons preached at Mildreds in Bread-street London, on Psalm 19.12, 13. Together With the Remissibleness of All Sin, and the Irremissibleness of the sin against the Holy Ghost Preached before an Honorable Auditory.
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Every conscientious Christian acknowledges their sins and inherent flaws, which can be burdensome, and fears unseen errors potentially attributed to them by God. These ideas aim to wake complacent sinners and foster humility. Amidst today's spiritual indifference, recognizing these burdens becomes crucial, as it encourages acceptance of God's trials and sincere moral reform. This practice, offering divine acceptance, intimate communion, and the realization of God's promises, makes Christ increasingly precious to the believer and fosters compassion towards repentant sinners. Through exploring sin, one gains humility, while an examination of righteousness brings about sincere joy in realizing divine grace and redemption. The covenant of grace assures satisfaction from God's all-sufficiency for those walking righteously with Him, embodying God's image. Despite facing trials, God's unwavering goodness and delight in sincere efforts of the righteous are comforting. Even when viewing themselves as flawed, they are perfect in God's eyes and can approach Him with gratitude and joy. We recommend this spiritually enriching book for deepening understanding and entrust readers to God's blessing, through Jesus Christ.
Table of Contents
To the Christian Reader
The Anatomy of Secret Sins - Introduction
CHAPTER I. Cleansed From Public and Private Sins
CHAPTER II. Presumptuous Sins
CHAPTER III. Even the servants of God should pray to be kept from presumptuous sins.
CHAPTER IV. Let them not have dominion over me
CHAPTER V. Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from that great transgression
THE THRONE OF MERCY, AND THE TRIBUNAL OF JUSTICE