Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.4

SERMON VI. Of the KINGDOM of GOD. R O M. XIV. 17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteoufnefs, and peaçe, and joy in the Holy Ghojl. H E apotle's defign in this chapter, S E R Nt is to recommend charity and mutual VI. forbearance among chriflians, notwithfland- `^y-' ing a diverfity of fentiments and pra &ices in the leffer matters of religion. The fol- lowers of Chrift in that age being, fome of them, not well enough inflruéled in that liberty wherewith he had made them free, were of different opinions about the dif- tin &ion of meats and days, and, perhaps, other of the ancient Jewifh ceremonies. This was not to be wondered at, confider - ing the weaknefs of human underflanding, the prejudices of education, and other cir- cumflances, which might well be fuppofed to lead men into a different way of think- ing upon fuch difputable points. But the fault