Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned:…
It is —
I. TOTAL IN ITS INFLUENCES OVER THE MIND. Even —
1. The understanding.
2. The conscience.
3. The will.
4. The affections.
II. UNIVERSAL IN ITS PRURIENCE AMONG MANKIND. It exists in all —
III. INHERENT IN OUR NATURE IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE FALL.
1. The origin of sin is in the creature, not in the Creator.
2. Accordingly, man was created pure and holy.
3. But almost the first thing recorded of him is his fall.
4. The results of the fall — its degradation and misery of man — pass from one generation to another.
(T. Raffles, D. D.)
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