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[b]Spiritual vomit[/b]
[i]by Thomas Brooks[/i]

"He who covers his sins shall not prosper; but whoever
confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy." Prov. 28:13

True penitential confession is joined with reformation. That
confession of sin which carries forgiveness of sin with it, is
attended with serious desires, and earnest endeavors of
reformation. Confession of sin must be joined with forsaking
of sin—or all is lost. God will never cross the book, He will
never draw the red lines of Christ's blood over the black lines
of our transgressions—unless confessing and forsaking of sin,
goes hand in hand. He who does not forsake his sin, as well
as confess it, forsakes the benefit of his confession.

Indeed, there is no real confession of sin, where there is no
real forsaking of sin. It is not enough for us to confess the
sins we have committed—but we must peremptorily resolve
against the committing again the sins we have confessed.
We must desire as freely to forego our sins, as we do desire
God to forgive us our sins.

Confession of sin is a spiritual vomit. Now you know, a man
who is sick in his stomach, is heartily willing to be rid of that
load on his stomach; and so a man who is real in his confession
of sin, is as heartily willing to be rid of his sin, that lies as a
load upon his conscience, as any sick man can be heartily
willing to be rid of that load that lies upon his stomach.

The penitential confessor does as heartily desire to be delivered
from the power of his sins—as he does desire to be delivered
from the sting and punishment of his sins.


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 Re: Spiritual vomit -brooks

Quote:
Confession of sin must be joined with forsaking
of sin—or all is lost. God will never cross the book, He will
never draw the red lines of Christ's blood over the black lines
of our transgressions—unless confessing and forsaking of sin,
goes hand in hand. He who does not forsake his sin, as well
as confess it, forsakes the benefit of his confession.



Not sure if I quite understand what he is saying, it sounds like that you have to be perfect before God will right our name in the Book of Life. Repentance is not a one time act, but it is a daily act. Paul Washer says, (paraphrasing) "You say you repented, but are you repenting to this day?"

When I came to the Lord, I didn't know of every sin in my life, as I began to be drawn closer in knowing Him, things that I thought were not sin, became sin to me. Like Apostle Paul said, if it wasn't for the Law, I wouldn't know sin. (paraphrase again)

Brooks may be saying this and I may just be reading into this to much.

thanks for posting it though, it echoes truth that is needing in many churches today with the "believing" faith.

Blessings
Mike

 2007/9/25 17:03Profile





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