Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Do we then conclude thus, let us continue in sin, that the divine favour may be more fully display'd?
go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners.
wherefore, I tell you, her sins, which are numerous, are forgiven; and that is the reason of all this love: but his love is less, to whom less is forgiven.
Now one of the malefactors, that was crucified with him, impiously said, if thou art the Christ, save thy self, and us.
the thief comes only to steal, to kill, and destroy: but I am come that they might have life, and have it with all its advantages.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Know you not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? be not deceived: neither the licentious, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor the brutal,
to display the glory of his grace, which has render'd us acceptable by his beloved son:
When you were in that destructive state of transgression and sin,
1 Timothy 1:13
who was before a blasphemer, and a violent persecutor; but I obtained mercy, because I acted thro' ignorance in incrudelity.
for even we ourselves were once inconsiderate, disobedient, deluded, addicted to variety of passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, the deserving objects of mutual hatred.