Unshaven and anonymous
Writing on Hosea 13:9, John Trapp comments:
Sinne and shifting came into the world together, Gen. 3.12. The woman whom thou gavest me, &c. God must bear the blame of Adam's sin; so must his Decree of Reprobation, still be alledged as the cause of man's perdition. But this covering is too short: for no man is destroyed because he is reprobated, but because he is a sinner: neither are any damned because they cannot do better, but because they will do no better. If there were no will, there would be no hell: and this indeed will be the very hell of hell, that they have been self-destroyers. The worme of conscience (say Divines) that never-dying worme, is nothing else but a continuall remorse, and furious reflection of the soul upon it’s own willful folly, and now wofull misery.