Several Discourses Upon Practical Subjects; The Arguments of Which May Be Collected from the Contents

Several Discourses Upon Practical Subjects; The Arguments of Which May Be Collected from the Contents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1738 edition. Excerpt: ...then, like PharoaFs Lean Kine, is never the better, but rather the worse for them. I F you consider Him in respect: to his Neighbour, He is one that is strictly just to all; but then this does not proceed from any Love to GOD or Regard to Man, but only out of a Principle of Self-Love; because he knows Dishonesty will spoil his Reputation, and consequently hinder his Thriving in the World. H E is one that depends much on being Negatively Good, and contents himself with the Consciousness of having done no one any Harm; though he reads in the Gospel, that the Unprofitable Servant was cajl into outer Darkness, and the Barren Fig-Tree cursed and dried up from the RootSj not for bearing bad, but no Fruit. He H E is no Enemy to Charitable Contributions, if not too frequently recommended: But then he is quite unacquainted with the kind Offices of Visiting the Sick and Imprisoned, Clothing the Naked, and Relieving the Hungry. He thinks that these Things belong only to the Clergy, though hisown false Heart tells him, that nothing but Pride keeps him from exercising these Acts of Humility, and that Jesus Christ, in the 25th Chapter of Saint Matthew j condemns Persons to everlasting Punishment, not for being Fornicators, Drunkards, or Extortioners, but merely for neglecting these Charitable Offices. When the Son of Man fays our Blefled Lord himself, pall co?ne in his Glory He pall set the Sheep on his Right Hand, and the Goats on his Left. And then pall He fay unto them on his Left Hand, Depart from me ye Cursed, into everlasting Fire prepared for the Devil and his Angels: For I was an hungred, and Te gave me no Meat; / was thirsty and Te gave me no Drink; I was a Stranger, and Te took me not in; Naked and Te Cloathed me not; Sick and in Prison and Te...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236506995
  • 9781236506993