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begin at us, what hall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the finner appear?
Page 257. SERMON XV. Of the Means of overcoming Temptation.
HEB. ii. 18. For in that he himself hath suffered, being
tempted; be is able to succour them that are tempted.
SERMON XVI. Visiting the Sins of the Fathers upon the
EXOD. xx. 5, 6. I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, vis
fiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth gene
ration of tem tbat hate me: And shewing mercy unto thousands, of them that love me, and keep my commandments:
PSALM viii. 4.
and the son of man, that thou visitest
446 SERMON XXV, Sacrament; Behaviour after receiving.
I COR. XV, 58,
faft, unmoveable, always abounding in
know, that your labour is not in vain in : the Lord,
SE R M O N I.
Deceitfulness of the Heart.
JER. xvii. g. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it ? YRAFT and folly divide the greatest i part of mankind; and there is
no other difference but this, that fome are crafty enough to deceive, others foolish enough to be deceived. And yet the scales also turn; for they that are the most crafty to deceive others, are the veriest fools to deceive themselves. They rob their neighbour of his money, and lose their own innocency; they disturb his rest, and vex their own conscience; they throw him into prison, and themselves into hell; they make poverty to be their brother's portion, and damnation to be their own.
Man entered into the world forft alone : but as soon as he met with one companion, he met with three to cheat him; the SerVOL. IV.