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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Such guilty, filthy, and polluted souls! -brooks

[b]Such guilty, filthy, and polluted souls![/b]

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom
of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor
idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual
offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor
slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
1 Corinthians 6:9-10

What a sad roster of vile people! These monstrous sinners and
prodigious sins were enough to have brought another flood upon
the world; or to have provoked the Lord to rain hell out of heaven
upon them--as once he did upon Sodom and Gomorrah; or to have
caused the ground to open and swallow them up--as once it did
Korah, Dathan, and Abiram!

And yet behold some of these are changed and sanctified!
"And that is what some of you were! But you were washed,
you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." verse 11.

Oh, the infinite goodness!

Oh, the infinite grace!

Oh, the infinite wisdom and power of God--which has
pardoned, washed, sanctified, and cleansed such guilty,
filthy, and polluted souls! The worst of sinners should
never despair of being made saints--considering what
notorious sinners have been made holy. There is no
heart so wicked--but grace can make it holy.
Well! sinners, remember this--it is possible that those . . .
proud hearts of yours may be humbled;
hard hearts of yours may be softened;
unclean hearts of yours may be sanctified;
blind minds of yours may be enlightened;
stubborn wills of yours may be tamed;
disordered affections of yours may be regulated;
defiled consciences of yours may be awakened and purged;
vile and polluted natures of yours may be changed and purified.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

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 Re: Such guilty, filthy, and polluted souls! -brooks

God is truly amazing.

He would send His own Son to die for filth like us. Why?

1 John 4v19, 'We love Him because He first loved us'

I know we could quote other scriptures, but even with being saved, you still feel worthless.

God is so good.

God bless.

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