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Original; Monthly : From Living Ministers of the United States Volume 11-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... men to pay their debts. The compulsory process of law, should always be avoided, when practicable, and should be adopted only as the last resort. But it would be a real blessing to the community to be disciplined into punctuality, even by the rod of the law, when other and gentler means have failed. It has a bad effect, in many ways, that a multitude of small debts are never paid. It is not only unjust to the creditor, but it is a moral injury to the debtor and the community. Itintroduces confusion into the business world, lowers the standard of integrity, and sears the conscience. The same loose system of morals, if suffered to pass, extendsto other subjects and diffuses its influence through the body politic. Such astate as this, is far more to be deprecated than the rigid execution of law upon delinquent debtors. If their neglect is not voluntary, let mercy reign. Its influence is like thedew of heaven. It is an attribute, bright in God and lovely in man. In our world, it is greatly needed; and here let it exist and triumph. But " the lawles and disobedient" may, with propriety, be compelled to do justice to others, and pay their debts. The apostle who wrote the precept, " Owe no man any thing," informs us, that the law was made for such. Indeed both law and gospel enforce the injunction of the text, by the authority of God and the solemn sanctions of eternity. NATIONAL PREACHER. No. 12. Von. Xl. MAY, 1837. Wnoms No. 132. SERMON CCXXXVIII. BY JOEL HAWES, D. D., Hxnrronn, Comv. THE GOODNESS OF GOD FITTED TO LEAD MEN TO REPENTANCE. Rom ANS, ii. 4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and for bearance and long-sufiering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance I1 Tim same fire that...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894111
  • 9781236894113