The nature, folly, sin, and danger, of being righteous over-much: the substance of 4 discourses

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Page 14 - Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy ; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Page 52 - Antinomians, so denominated for rejecting the Law as a thing of no use under the Gospel dispensation : they say, that good works do not further nor evil works hinder salvation; that the child of God cannot sin, that God never chastiseth him, that murder, drunkenness...
Page 53 - like Solomon's madman, cast firebrands, arrows, and death ; and send to hell (only because they are not of their own frantic persuasion) millions of Christians much better than themselves." The author proceeds : — " For a clergyman of the Church of England to pray and preach in the fields, in the country, or in the streets of the city, is perfectly new, a fresh honour to the blessed age in which we have the happiness to live. I am ashamed to speak upon a subject, which is a reproach not only to...
Page 8 - ... to be a teacher, not only of all the laity in all parts of the Kingdom, but of the teachers themselves, the learned clergy, many of them learned before he was born...
Page 39 - That there is fuch a thing as the Operation and Influence of the Holy Spirit upon our Souls ( for what elfe is God's Grace, without which we G 2 can . 'Ill li't can do no good thing ?) tho...
Page 52 - fo called, for rejecting the Law as " of no Ufe under the Gofpel. They " fay that good Works do not further, *' nor evil Works hinder Salvation : That " the Child of God cannot fin ; that " God never chaftifeth them, nor pu" nifheth any Land for its Sin : That " Murder, Adultery, Drunkennefs, &c. " are Sins in the Wicked, but not in " them : That the Child of Grace, be...
Page 11 - are bound to recede from your Right, and let him have it, rather
Page 13 - Saviour came eating and drinking ; was present at weddings and other entertainments, nay, at one of them worked a miracle to make wine, when it is plain, there had been more drank than was absolutely necessary for the support of nature, and, consequently, something had been indulged to pleasure and cheerfulness.
Page 56 - What! says the Half-Thinker, is ' not Charity to the Poor, a most excellent Thing ? And can I ' be too charitable ? Can I therefore bestow too much upon the ' Poor ? I answer, Would you consider the other Side, you ' would perceive, that though you cannot be too charitable, yet ' you may bestow too much upon the Poor, to the Ruin of your 'Wife and Children, which is not Charity, b.it Madness, and a
Page 48 - Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit sin, for bis seed remaineth in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

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