Sixteen Sermons

Sixteen Sermons

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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: ...us into unseasonable Hours, to the Neglect of our Family Cares, and perhaps our Devotions; if they get such hold of our Hearts that we are miserable when a Party happens to be broke, and count it an Evening lost if it be not devoted to Play, these are violent Symptoms that the Love of Money is a prevailing Ingredient in the Mixture, and that Recreation is not the first Thing in View, for if it were, a very Trifle of Loss or Gain would answer that End, and keep up the Spirit and Attention; but when a little makes the Business go on heavily, and more will enliven it, this is a clear Proof, that this fame more is the first Motive. In a Word, the Love of Money when it is inordinate, and engrosses our Affection and Time, and Pursuits, to the Neglect of any Duty towards God, or our Neighbours, or Families, cannot be reconciled with that Sobriety Sobriety which is required in all Christians; S for it must appear in the Government of every Appetite; and as this is an Appetite of dangerous Consequence, it cannQt be privileged above the rest. The second Division of our Christian Duty is, to live righteously in this present World. And this is a Duty of great extent, reaching to all our Dealings with Men. For Righteousness requires us to be fair and equal in all Contracts and Agreements, taking no Advantage of the Ignorance, or Weakness, or Necessities of our Neighbours, and to be punctual in making them good, not adhering to the bare Letter of Obligations, but fulfilling the mutual Intention, and calling our own Conscience to be Evidence for him when there are no other Witnesses. Righteousness requires us to render to all their Dues; not only Debts in Law, but in Equity and good Conscience (for there is no Difference between those two in Point of Religion)...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645154
  • 9781236645159