From the collected works of Stephen Charnock, volume 5
This is the testimony of the narrator of books on this podcast.
The proofs of man’s depravity
II TIM. 4:3: “Men are exceeding prone to bring their principles to agree with their lusts” From: Jonathan Edwards collection
From Alleine’s book, Heaven Opened…
Come then, sinner ; what sayest thou ? Dost thou consent? Dost thou accept? Or, as Laban to Re- bekah, Wilt thou go with this man ? Let me espouse thee to this one Husband ; only let me first tell thee, the matter is solemn, and thoii must be serious. It is for life, it is for eternity. Consider therefore, and let thy heart, lying prostrate before the Almighty, come in and make answer to these demands, which from him, and in his great and dreadful name, I make unto thee.
It is a most surprising thing that there should be in this world persons who have the richest consolation near to hand, and persistently refuse to partake of it. It seems so unnatural, that if we had not been convinced by abundant observation, we should deem it impossible that any miserable soul should refuse to be comforted.
Reading from Thomas Goodwin’s works volume 10, Man’s Guiltiness Before God.
The word innate, together with the words which Johnson uses to explain it, are applied as freely to the qualities of the mind, as to any thing which pertains to the body. Thus writers speak of innate integrity, innate eloquence, inborn passions, inborn worth, inbred affection.