“Men are proud of everything.  All natural excellencies, acquired endowments, and external enjoyments are fuel to pride.  Men are proud of their duties and graces, yea, proud of their sins too.  They are proud of the mercies that God bestows on them, and proud of the afflictions that they have or have had.  Pride is deeply rooted in the heart of man; and hence it is that he is so addicted to seek salvation by his own righteousness…Proud man would rather be the author of his own happiness than to have it in a way of free gift.”

-Solomon Stoddard, Ibid, P.174-175

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