Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for from within, from the heart of man proceed wicked designs, adulteries, fornications, murders; thefts,
as it is written, " there is none righteous, no not one:
for I experience, that in the carnal part of me dwells no good: for it is familiar to me, to will, but not to execute that which is good.
because a sensual disposition of mind is averse to God: for it is not subject to the divine law, nor indeed can it be.
now the effects of vicious passions are manifestly these, fornication, uncleanness,
When you were in that destructive state of transgression and sin,
to speak evil of no man. to avoid contention, to be moderate and entirely inoffensive to all men.
and Jesus perceiving their reflections, said, why do you entertain so bad an opinion?
repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray to God, to forgive, if it be possible, this suggestion you have entertain'd.
Let no man under temptation, say, it is God that tempts him; for as he is incapable of moral evil, he can't influence any one thereto.