In this deplorable condition?
(edited from Thomas Reade's, "On the Design of the Gospel")
What a dreadful change sin has made in man!
His heart, once the abode of peace and every
heavenly disposition, is now....
the cage of every unclean and hateful bird;
a den of wild beasts;
a nest of vipers;
a loathsome sepulcher.
In this deplorable condition grace finds us, and
from this state of wretchedness grace redeems us!