Diehard Sins: A Brief Review

 Here's a newer and very good resource on fighting sin and growing in grace: Diehard Sins by Rush Witt.  I have to admit when I first got this book I wasn't sure what to expect since I've read similar books on the topic - some good, some not so good.  This is one of the… Continue reading Diehard Sins: A Brief Review

A Long List of Sins

This is helpful in the area of sanctification, doubt, and the gospel: “Accompanying our sincere desire to obey God will be a heightened sensitivity to our indwelling sin.  Often it is our increased awareness of sin that causes us to doubt our salvation or to give Satan an inroad into our minds to suggest that… Continue reading A Long List of Sins

The Saint Struggling With Sin

[This is a repost from October, 2009.]  Yesterday I was contemplating Galatians 5.17  - For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want  (NRSV) - which brought me to Thomas… Continue reading The Saint Struggling With Sin

A Living Hell

  Fighting sin can be a living hell.  If a person is trying to renovate himself or become a better person without the gospel, the Word, the Spirit, and prayer, he is fighting Satan without any weapons.  Thomas Watson called a person like this "the old Adam dressed in new clothes."  In reality, he is doomed at the… Continue reading A Living Hell

Comfort While Waging War Against Sin

 This book by Christopher Love on mortification (putting sin to death - Col. 3.5) has been a huge help to me personally and pastorally.  Here's one emphasis of Love's that I found especially helpful.  Often in the battle against sin in our lives, it is easy to despair when we realize how terribly dark and ugly our hearts are. … Continue reading Comfort While Waging War Against Sin