repent thy sins

“There must be a true and actual abandonment of sin and a turning unto righteousness in real act and deed in everyday life. Repentance, to be sure, must be entire. How many will say, ‘Sir, I will renounce this sin and the other, but there are certain darling lusts which I must keep and hold?’ Oh, sirs, in God’s name let me tell you, it is not the giving up of one sin, nor 50 sins, which is true repentance. It is the solemn renunciation of every sin. If thou dost harbor one of those accursed vipers in thy heart, and dost give up every other, that one lust, like one leak in a ship, will sink thy soul. Think it not sufficient to give up thy outward vices, fancy it not enough to cut off the more corrupt sins of thy life. It is all or none which God demands. ‘Repent,’ says He, and when He bids you repent, He means repent of all thy sins, otherwise He can never accept thy repentance as real and genuine. All sin must be given up or else you will never have Christ. All transgression must be renounced or else the gates of heaven must be barred against you. Let us remember, then, that for repentance to be sincere, it must be entire repentance. True repentance is a turning of the heart as well as of the life. It is the giving up of the whole soul to God to be His forever and ever. It is the renunciation of the sins of the heart as well as the crimes of the life,” 

~ Charles Spurgeon

Book 1 - The Gods - Twelfth Chapter

Twelfth Chapter, which telleth of Tlaçolteotl.

Tlaçolteotl, also called Ixcuina, was besides called Tlaelquani. As to her being named Tlaçolteotl: it was said that it was because her realm, her domain, was that of evil and perverseness - that is to say, lustful and debauched living. It was said that she ruled and was mistress of lust and debauchery.

And as to her name Ixuina: it was said there were four women - the first named Tiacapan (the first born), the second Teicu (the younger sister), the third named Tlaco (the middle sister), the fourth named Xocotzin (the youngest sister). These four women, it was said, were god[desses]. Each one of these called Tlaçolteotl.

And as for her being called Tlaelquani: it was said it was because one told, one recited before her, all vanities; one told, one spread before her all unclean works - however ugly, however grave; avoiding nothing because of shame. Indeed all was exposed, told before her.

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