no such thing as surface-level sin

“Sin does not lie on the surface; ‘deep down’ it is even messier. Our hearts have committed sins that our hands haven’t gotten around to yet [emphasis mine]. It is from the heart that our perversity ascends to God and out to our neighbors (Matthew 12:33-37). ‘The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked – who can know it?’ (Jeremiah 17:9)”

– Michael Horton, “The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World,” p. 58

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~ by david on December 4, 2009.

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