The Whole Duty of Man Laid Down in a Plain and Familiar Way for the Use of All But the Meanest Readers; Divided Into XVII Chapters

The Whole Duty of Man Laid Down in a Plain and Familiar Way for the Use of All But the Meanest Readers; Divided Into XVII Chapters : One Wherof Being Read Every Lord's Day, the Whole May Be Read Over Thrice in a Year. Necessary for All

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...part of the wrong; and though it be true, that it is very unjust he should fall under reproach, only because he is injured, yet unless the world could be new'moulded, it would certainly be his lot, and therefore it adds much to the injury. Again, this may To the man. indeed be a robbery, in the usual sense of the word; for, perhaps it may be the thrusting in the child of the adulterer into his family, to share both in the maintenance and portions of his own children: and this is an arrant theft: first, in respect of the man, who surely intends not the providing for another man's child; and then in respect of the children, who are by that means defrauded of so much asthat goes away with. And, therefore, whosoever hath this circumstance of the sin to repent of, cannot do it effectually, without restoring to the family as much as he hath by this means robbed it of. v. All this put together, will surely make this the The most i, -. greatest and most provoking injury that Nrmble can be' done to a man, and (which heightens it yet more) it is that for which a man can never make reparation; for unless he be in the circumstances before mentioned, there is no part of this sin wherein that'can be done: to this purpose it is observable, in the Jewish law, that the thief was appointed to restore four-fold, and that freed him; but the adulterer having no possibility of making any restitution and satisfaction, he must pay his life for his offence, Lev. xx. 10. And though now-a-days adulterers speed better, live many days to renew their guilt, and, perhaps, to laugh at those whom they have thus injured, yet let them be assured, there must one day be a sad reckoning, and that whether they repent or not. If by God's grace they do...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985052
  • 9781236985057