January 8, 2010

To present the bait and hide the hook; to present the golden cup, and hide the poison; to present the sweet, the pleasure, and the profit that may flow in upon the soul by wrath and misery that will certainly follow the committing of sin. By this device he took our first parents: ‘And the serpent said until the woman, Ye shall not surely die.’ (Thomas Brooks, 1608-1680)
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