Archive | October 15, 2018

Only God’s Eyesore

Hugh Binning, Works, p. 440:

Look upon sin in the sight of God’s holiness and infinite majesty, and O how heinous will it appear! and therefore no man hath seen sin in the vileness of it, but in the light of God’s countenance, as Isa. 6:5; Job. 40, and 42. God is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, he cannot look on it, Hab. 1:13. All other things beside sin, God looketh on them as bearing some mark of his own image; all was very good, and God saw it, Gen. 1, and 2. Even the basest creatures, God looketh on them, and seeth himself in them; but sin is only God’s eyesore, that his holiness cannot away with it, it is most contrary unto him: and as to his sovereignty, it is a high contempt and rebellion done to God’s Majesty. It putteth God off the throne, will take no law from him, will not acknowledge his law, but, as it were, spitteth in his face, and establisheth another god.

Source: https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/the-vileness-of-sin.89972/, Comment 1

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