Professing Christian: Faith And Sin Cannot Coexist - Thomas Watson (1620-1686)

'Faith, if it hath not works, is dead' (James 2:17)

Faith is a heavenly plant, which will not grow in an impure soil.

He who before was under the power of some debasing corruption--as soon as faith is wrought, there is a sacred virtue coming from Christ, for the enervating and weakening of that sin [Rom. 6:6]. The woman who did but touch the hem of Christ's garment, felt virtue coming out of Him. The touch of faith has a healing power! Faith casts the devil out of the castle of the heart.

This is "the faith of God's elect" [Titus 1:1].

You who say you believe--has your faith removed the mountain of sin, and cast it into the sea [Matt. 17:20]? What! a believer--and yet a worldling! Shame! Either leave your sins--or leave your profession [John 8:34]! Faith and the love of sin can no more exist together, than light and darkness [1John 1:5,9]!

Thomas Watson, 1620-1686
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