The Life of Sin is the Death of the Soul

The life of sin is the death of the soul. A sinner has all the signs of one that is dead; he has no pulse; for the affections are the pulse of the soul; his pulse does not beat after God. He has no sense: ‘Who being past feeling’ (Eph. 4:19). Dead things have no beauty, there is no beauty in a dead flower; dead things are not capable of privilege; the dead heir is not crowned. But grace is the vital artery of the soul; it does not only irradiate, but animate; therefore it is called ‘the light of life’ (Jn. 8:12). And believers are said to have their grave clothes pulled off, and to be alive from the dead (Rom. 6:13). By grace the soul is grafted into Christ the true vine (Jn. 15:5), and is made not only living but lively (I Pet. 1:3). Grace puts forth a divine energy into the soul. “Harmless as Doves” pg. 160