2nd Only to Dr. Owen Listened to this at work today. Tonight I seek Christ as my only refuge...Charnock (1628-1680)wrote, "Do mortify. It notes a continued act. It must be a quick and an uninterrupted severity. The knife must still stick in the throat of sin, until it fall down perfectly dead. Sin must be kept down though it will rage the more, as a beast with the pangs of death is more desperate. 1. Mortification must be universal ; not one deed, but deeds, little and great, must fall under the edge, the brats must be dashed against the wall. Though the main battle be routed, yet the wings of an army may get the victory. There are evil dispositions, depraved habits, corrupt affections ; we should not spare a nest of vipers when we find them, being all equally injurious. All actual sins are but the sproutings of original. The body signifies corrupt nature, deeds are the products of it ; all the sparks issue from the furnace within ; the body gives nourishment to the members, and the members bring supplies to the body." If the Puritans were so diligent to express that restraining from sin is not the same as putting sin to death, where does that leave those who read one or two sentences and cry out, "legalism!"