Did you ever consider that it was only one sin that brought death, and all our woes, into the world? Do you not tremble, then, at the thought that this evil is in you? Some will attempt to persuade that sin is a trifle; that God does not take much account of it; that you need not give yourself much concern about it. But what says God Himself, in His word, in His providence, in the torments of the damned, in the crucifixion of His Son? You have not only sin enough in yourself to deserve the bottomless pit, and to sink you to it, unless it be pardoned; but sin enough, if it could be divided and distributed to others, to doom multitudes to perdition! Who but God, and what but His infinite mind, can conceive of its evil nature?

From The Anxious Inquirer After Salvation
contributed by Randy Reed