God Forbid

Hugh Binning, Works, p. 415:

O what an inducement and grand argument to renouncing of evils, is the consideration of the remission of them! This is even that ye are now called unto, who have fled to Jesus to escape wrath: what should ye be taken up with, in all the world, but this, – to live to him henceforth, who died for us, – to forsake our own old way, and that from the constraining principle of love to him, 2 Cor. 5:14, 15. O that ye would enforce your own hearts with such a thought, when there are any solicitations to sin, to former lusts! Should I, that am dead to sin, live any longer therein? Rom. 6:2. Should I, who am washed from such pollutions, return again to the pollutions of the world? Should I again defile myself, who am cleansed by so precious blood, and forget him that washed me? Should I return with the dog to the vomit, and with the sow to the puddle? God forbid.

Source: https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/god-forbid.89828/, Comment 1

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