John Owen – The Abominable Nature of Sin

A Reading from Dissertation on Divine Justice. ”

Hence we sinners may learn the abominable nature of sin. Whatever there is in heaven or in earth that we have seen, or of which we have heard, whatever declares the glory of the Creator, also exposes this disgraceful fall of the creature. The genuine offspring of sin are death and hell; for “sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”  That the heavens cast out their native inhabitants, namely, “the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,” etc; that the earth is filled with darkness, resentments, griefs, malediction, and revenge, — is to be attributed entirely to this cankerous ulcer of nature. Hence “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven;”

The Abominable Nature of Sin