Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.2

52 Sincere Obedience necejfary to SERM. of the divine precepts is to work iniquity, fo H. as to expofe ourfelves to this fentence of Chrìft t."-' gat the laft day ; Depart from me, I know you not : to offend thus in one point is to be guilty of all: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor eféminate, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, (hall inherit the kingdom of God: if a man habitually indulge himfelf in any of thefe vices, though guilty of none of the reif, he is as certainly excluded as if he were aban- doned to them all ; the latter may be more criminal, and puni4hed with greater feverity, but one wound may be as furely mortal as a multitude; and by the plain exprefs declara- tions of the gofpel, the wages of every deli- berate fin unrepented of, and unreform'd, is death. A perfevering continuance in well doing, is alfo neceffary to our obtaining eternal life; to them only which endure to the end, is the promife made that they íhall be faved; but if any man draw back, faith God, my Soul (hall have no pleafure in him : and the pro - phet has exprefsly affured us in his name *, When the righteous man turneth away from his righteoufhefs, and committeth iniquity, and * Ezek, xviii. 24. doth