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Christ came into the World to save Sinners, to destroy the Works of the Devil.  Now Self is not only the Seat and the Habitation, but the very Life of Sin.  The Works of the Devil are all wrought in Self, it is his peculiar Workhorse, and therefore Christ is not come as Saviour from Sin, as a Destroyer of the Works of the Devil in any of us, but so far as Self is beaten down, and overcome in us.  (William Law, emphasis in the original)