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John 2:25

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 25 And he did not need any testimony from man, for he knew what was in man, [the evil in their hearts].2 [Until the Lord has trained a disciple, taught a disciple, chastised a disciple, cleansed a disciple, and purified the hearts of disciples, a man is unfit to be talking of the things of God. After being taught and cleansed, a man can speak words supplied by the Spirit of God immediately before speaking. From George Fox's Letter 316: (written in 1600's)

"Such as talk of Christ, and do not walk in him, such as profess him, and do not possess him, such as live not in the religion that was set up above sixteen hundred years since, such as profess Christ the way, and walk not in the way, the truth, and the life; all such talkers, and not walkers, are dishonorers of God, and cause his holy name to be blasphemed among such as make no profession."

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked...Jer 17:9  

For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, hefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lack of restraint, an evil eye [envy], blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within a man, and defile him. Mark 7:21-23

...for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth...Gen 8:21

...those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies. Mat 15:18-19]

Jeremiah 17:9

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 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?1 [Since the fall of Adam out of fellowship with God and out of paradise, every man's heart from his youth is filled with selfishness, with sin, with evil: covetousness, (wanting more, which is idolatry); sexual immorality; lust; pride; anger; envy; etc. We are a fallen race with defiled hearts, disqualified for heaven. Only by denying ourselves, waiting on the Lord, and obeying Him, (which is to follow Jesus), do we have any hope of reconciliation with God and entering heaven when we die.]

Genesis 8:21

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 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savor, and the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again destroy everything living, as I have done.1

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