The Mischief of Sin by Thomas Watson
There are not many subjects in the Christian life that are overlooked as often as the subject of SIN. This cancer that eats away at the fabric of the human race is not a pleasant subject to ponder. However, it is essential that the Christian study this topic and understand how it contaminates the whole of creation including humanity.
In this book by the Puritan Thomas Watson, we get a wonderfully straightforward extrapolation of sin. Watson goes through Scripture and explains the dangers and nature of sin. In the first chapter he points to Psalm 106:43 (among other passages) showing the reader that sin brings a person low. He points out the many ways that this takes place, why sin brings us low, and how sin brings a nation low. He then concludes by pointing out how grace raises a person and he gives practical ways we can strive to be raised up.
Other topics within this work deal with the desperateness of sinners and how they continue in sin even after receiving mercy and grace from God.
This book is full of conviction and encouragement. If you have never read any Puritan work, this is a great place to begin. If you have read many, this would be a wonderful addition to your library.
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