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Worse than Disease

Sin is worse than the most loathsome of diseases.

Sin is likened to the plague from which everyone flies. It is so offensive and loathsome that it separates the nearest relations. Now sin is called the plague of the heart (1 Kings 8.38-39) which is much worse than any sore of the body [and] the most loathsome of diseases.

Ralph Venning, The Sinfulness of Sin, 1669.