desires and sins of the desires led to the outward act of transgression ( <590115>James 1:15).
<590115> James 1:15 ? ?Then the lust when, it hath conceived, bearth sin.? Baird, Elohim Revealed, 388 ? ?The law of God had already been violated; man was fallen before the fruit had been plucked, or the rebellion had been thus signalized. The law required not only outward obedience but fealty of the heart, and this was withdrawn before any outward token indicated the change.? Would he part company with God, or with his wife? When the Indian asked the missionary where his ancestors were and was told that they were in hell, he replied that he would go with his ancestors. He preferred hell with his tribe to heaven with God. Sapphira, in like manner, had opportunity given her to part company with her husband, but she preferred him to God; <440507>Acts 5:7-11.
Philippi, Glaubenslehre: ?So man became like God, a setter of law to himself. Man?s self-elevation to god-hood was his fall. God?s self- humiliation to manhood was man?s restoration and elevation? <010322> Genesis 3:22 ? ?The man has become as one of us in his condition of self-centered activity, thereby losing all real likeness to God, which consists in having the same aim with God himself. De te fabula narratur; it is the condition, not of one alone, but of all the race.? Sin once brought into being is self-propagating its seed is in itself: the centuries of misery and crime that have followed have only shown what endless possibilities of evil were wrapped up in that single sin. Keble: ??T was but a little drop of sin We saw this morning enter in, And lo, at eventide a world is drowned!? Farrar, Fall of Man: ?The guilty wish of one woman has swollen into the irremediable corruption of a world.? See Oehler, Old Testament Theology, 1:231; Muller, Doct. Sin, 2:381-385: Edwards, on Original Sin, part 4, chap.2; Shedd, Dogmatic Theology, 2:168-180.
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