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2.4 | Lament and Confess your Vain Thoughts and Carnal Affections

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.4 | Lament and Confess your Vain Thoughts and Carnal Affections

The corruption of the whole man: Irregular appetites towards those things that are pleasing to sense, and inordinate passions against those things that are displeasing, and an alienation of the mind from the principles, powers, and pleasures of the spiritual and divine life.

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We are born of the flesh, and we are flesh. John 3:6(ESV) Dust we are: Genesis 3:19(ESV) We have borne the image of the man of dust; 1 Corinthians 15:49(ESV) and in us (that is, in our flesh) dwells nothing good. For we have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out; for we do not do the good we want, but the evil we do not want is what we keep on doing. Romans 7:18-19(ESV)

We have a law in our members waging war against the law of our mind and making us captive to the law of sin that dwells in our members; Romans 7:23(ESV) so that when we want to do right, evil lies close at hand, Romans 7:21(ESV) and clings to us so closely. Hebrews 12:1(ESV)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in us, but bruises and sores and raw wounds. Isaiah 1:5-6(ESV)

There is in us a bent to turn away from the living God: Hosea 11:7(ESV) Our hearts are deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand them? Jeremiah 17:9(ESV) They start aside like a treacherous bow. Hosea 7:16(ESV)

We are born of the flesh, and we are flesh. John 3:6(KJV) Dust we are: Genesis 3:19(KJV) We have borne the image of the earthy; 1 Corinthians 15:49(KJV) and in us, that is, in our flesh, dwells no good thing. For if to will is present to us, yet how to perform that which is good, we find not; for the good which we would do, we do it not; and the evil which we would not do, that we do. Romans 7:18-19(KJV)

We have a law in our members warring against the law of our mind and bringing us into captivity to the law of sin that is in our members; Romans 7:23(KJV) so that when we would do good, evil is present with us, Romans 7:21(KJV) and most easily besets us. Hebrews 12:1(KJV)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot, even unto the head, there is no soundness in us, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores. Isaiah 1:5-6(KJV)

There is in us a bent to backslide from the living God: Hosea 11:7(KJV) Our hearts are deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know them? Jeremiah 17:9(KJV) They start aside like a broken bow. Hosea 7:16(KJV)

I am born of the flesh, and I am flesh. John 3:6(KJV) Dust I am: Genesis 3:19(KJV) I have borne the image of the earthy; 1 Corinthians 15:49(KJV) and in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For if to will is present to me, yet how to perform that which is good, I find not; for the good which I would do, I do it not; and the evil which I would not do, that I do. Romans 7:18-19(KJV)

I have a law in my members warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin that is in my members; Romans 7:23(KJV) so that when I would do good, evil is present with me, Romans 7:21(KJV) and most easily besets me. Hebrews 12:1(KJV)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot, even unto the head, there is no soundness in me, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores. Isaiah 1:5-6(KJV)

There is in me a bent to backslide from the living God: Hosea 11:7(KJV) My heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9(KJV) It starts aside like a broken bow. Hosea 7:16(KJV)

I am born of the flesh, and I am flesh. John 3:6(KJV) Dust I am: Genesis 3:19(KJV) I have borne the image of the earthy; 1 Corinthians 15:49(KJV) and in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For if to will is present to me, yet how to perform that which is good, I find not; for the good which I would do, I do it not; and the evil which I would not do, that I do. Romans 7:18-19(KJV)

I have a law in my members warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin that is in my members; Romans 7:23(KJV) so that when I would do good, evil is present with me, Romans 7:21(KJV) and most easily besets me. Hebrews 12:1(KJV)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot, even unto the head, there is no soundness in me, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores. Isaiah 1:5-6(KJV)

There is in me a bent to backslide from the living God: Hosea 11:7(KJV) My heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9(KJV) It starts aside like a broken bow. Hosea 7:16(KJV)

We are born of the flesh, and we are flesh. John 3:6(NASB) Dust we are: Genesis 3:19(NASB) We have borne the image of the earthy; 1 Corinthians 15:49(NASB) and in us (that is, in our flesh) dwells nothing good. For if the willing is present in us, yet the doing of the good is not; for the good that we want, we do not do, but we practice the very evil that we do not want. Romans 7:18-19(NASB)

We have a law in the members of our bodies, waging war against the law of our mind and making us prisoners of the law of sin which is in our members; Romans 7:23(NASB) so that evil is present in us, those who want to do good, Romans 7:21(NASB) and easily entangles us. Hebrews 12:1(NASB)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot even to the head there is nothing sound in it, only bruises, welts, and raw wounds. Isaiah 1:5-6(NASB)

There is in us a bent on turning from the living God: Hosea 11:7(NASB) Our hearts are more deceitful than all else and are desperately sick; who can understand them? Jeremiah 17:9(NASB) They start aside like a broken bow. Hosea 7:16(NASB)

I am born of the flesh, and I am flesh. John 3:6(NASB) Dust I am: Genesis 3:19(NASB) I have borne the image of the earthy; 1 Corinthians 15:49(NASB) and in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells nothing good. For if the willing is present in me, yet the doing of the good is not; for the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. Romans 7:18-19(NASB)

I have a law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members; Romans 7:23(NASB) so that evil is present in me, one who wants to do good, Romans 7:21(NASB) and easily entangles me. Hebrews 12:1(NASB)

The whole head is sick, the whole heart is faint; from the sole of the foot even to the head there is nothing sound in it, only bruises, welts, and raw wounds. Isaiah 1:5-6(NASB)

There is in me a bent on turning from the living God: Hosea 11:7(NASB) My heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9(NASB) It starts aside like a broken bow. Hosea 7:16(NASB)

We are born of the flesh; we are flesh. John 3:6(NIV) Dust we are: Genesis 3:19(NIV) We have borne the likeness of the earthly man; 1 Corinthians 15:49(NIV) and nothing good lives in us, that is, in our sinful nature. For we have the desire to do what is good, but we cannot carry it out; for what we do is not the good we want to do; no, the evil we do not want to do – this we keep on doing. Romans 7:18-19(NIV)

We have a law at work within the members of our bodies which is waging war against the law of our minds and making us prisoners of the law of sin at work within our members; Romans 7:23(NIV) so that when we want to do good, evil is right there with us, Romans 7:21(NIV) and most easily entangles us. Hebrews 12:1(NIV)

Our whole head is injured, our whole heart afflicted; from the sole of our foot to the top of our head there is no soundness – only wounds and welts and open sores. Isaiah 1:5-6(NIV)

There is in us a determination to turn from the living God: Hosea 11:7(NIV) Our hearts are deceitful above all things and beyond cure; who can understand them? Jeremiah 17:9(NIV) They start aside like a faulty bow. Hosea 7:16(NIV)

I am born of the flesh; I am flesh. John 3:6(NIV) Dust I am: Genesis 3:19(NIV) I have borne the likeness of the earthly man; 1 Corinthians 15:49(NIV) and nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out; for what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. Romans 7:18-19(NIV)

I have a law at work within the members of my body waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members; Romans 7:23(NIV) so that when I want to do good, evil is right there with me, Romans 7:21(NIV) and most easily entangles me. Hebrews 12:1(NIV)

My whole head is injured, my whole heart afflicted; from the sole of my foot to the top of my head there is no soundness – only wounds and welts and open sores. Isaiah 1:5-6(NIV)

There is in me a determination to turn from the living God: Hosea 11:7(NIV) My heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9(NIV) It starts aside like a faulty bow. Hosea 7:16(NIV)

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