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

f541 SERMON IV. Of CHRISTIAN LIBERTY. GAL. V. I. Stand fall therefore in the liberty where- with Chrifl bath made us free. SEAM. T N a former difcourfe from this text, I IV. 1 confidered liberty as an important part % v_+of the human conflitution, whereby we are rendered capable, as rational creatures, of purfuing the true end of our being, efpeci- ally of pra&ifing virtue, and attaining to the higheft perfe Lion and happinefs of our na- ture ; and I (hewed that chrifl-ianity, as a gracious divine revelation to finful degene- rate mankind, was intended to recover them to true moral liberty, or to deliver them from the fervitude of fin, from the power of corrupt affe &ions, irregular paffions, and evil habits, thereby to perfect their nature; at the fame time that it doth not encroach upon any freedom which belongeth to them as rational and focial creatures in this world, or