Sin Darkens the Soul

“Sin will also darken the soul, and deprive it of its comfort and peace. Sin darkens the soul. It is a cloud, that spread itself over the  face of the soul, and intercepts all the beams of God’s love and favour. It takes away all sense of the privilege of our adoption; and if the soul begins to gather up thoughts of consolation, sin quickly scatters them.”

– John Owen, The Mortification of Sin, p.24

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