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He (Adam) was fallen from a Life in God into a Life of Self, into an animal Life or Self-Love, Self-esteem, and Self-seeking in the poor perishing Enjoyments of this World.  This was the Natural State of Man by the Fall.  He was an Apostate from God, and his natural Life was all Idolatry, where Self was the great Idol that was worshipped instead of God.  See here the whole Truth in short.  All Sin, Death, Damnation, and Hell is nothing else but the Kingdom of Self, or the various Operations of Self-love, Self-esteem, and Self-seeking, which separate the Soul from God, and end in eternal Death and Hell.  (William Law, emphasis in the original)

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