Category Archives: carnal mind

Thomas Boston – Fourfold State – The Corruption of the Will

The will, that commanding faculty, which at first was faithful and ruled with God, is now turned traitor, and rules with and for the devil. God planted it in man, “wholly a holy seed;” but now it is “turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine.” It was originally placed in due subordination to the will of God, as was shown before; but now it is wholly gone aside.

Fourfold State_The Corruption of the Will…

Thomas Goodwin – The Vanity of Thoughts 2 of 2

We ordinarily and naturally lack the ability to raise and extract holy and useful considerations and thoughts from all ordinary occurrences and occasions. But a heart which is sanctified, in whose affections true grace is enkindled, will out of all God’s dealings with him, out of the things he sees and hears, will distil holy and sweet, useful meditations from them.

The Vanity of Thoughts Part 2

Thomas Goodwin – The Vanity of Thoughts 1 of 2

That which is transacted within the mind is called the thoughts. Whatever manifests themselves, breaking out into actions, are called works. So we see in Genesis 6:5, “Every imagination of the thoughts,”— that is, all that which the mind frames within itself, the purposes, desires, etc.—are “only evil continuously.

The Vanity of Thoughts Part 1

Leonard Woods 1835 An Essay on Native Depravity – Preliminary Remarks

The premium of three hundred dollars which was 
awarded to the writer of the Following Essay, was 
offered by Mr. John Dunlop of Edinburgh, Scot- 
land* The Judges appointed were, the Reverend 
Jeremiah Day, D. D. L. L. D. President of 
Yale Colleqe, the Reverend Edward D. 
Griffin, D. D* President of Williams Col- 
lege, and the Reverend Heman Humphrey, 
D. D. President of Amherst College. The 
publication of the Essay was delayed some time, 
for the purpose of receiving the directions of Mr. 
Dunlop.

An Essay on Native Depravity - Preliminary Remarks