Shepard - Houston-Packer Collection BV4914 .S5 1659

AleamemosmamersdkOss... he Sincere Convert. 143 Mans little Of themfelues and of thofe fins and lufts dition is* that haunt them., which they Mull part with ;: himteif. becaufe this light troubleth them., it 'hinders them from fleepingin theirfecure eftate, and; therefore they draw the curtain here:: Hence many men that live in tbofe.fins of thegroffefl Ufury, finding the gain, and tailing the fweet of that fin,. will read all Books, go to all thofe Minifters they fuppofe that Iswful : and fo pick up and gather reafens,todefend the When-iirta lawfulnefs of the fin, .& fo becaufe theywouhd, not have it to be a fin findout reafons,where- the fweet. by they think it no fin ;'but the bottom is this, nets ofin, will bath got thehr ibe, and now the-un- `I'Y ate !ike britie4, derflanding playes the.'LaWyer-: and hence Lawyelks;, men live in the moil crying fins, and are lure feady- to to perifh, becaufe they will not know they are pteactim. in an error. fr. Secondly, when the Will lets the under.; 2. {landing a work to exteraute and leffen fin ; Wicked for n-vnywhen they fee their fins, yet make it ancl 'mall by looking at the falfe end of theirOp- ,xcufe l!Ck-glafs ; they think fuch finall matters ne- their. fins ver make any breach between the Lord and Their fouls. Hence they fay, The beffman fins reventimes el day and who can fty, rnj heart is clean ? What is the reafon that a child of God bath little peace, many times, after corn- miflion of firall fins? Oh I it is becaufe they fee the horrible nature of theleaft fin ; final! wrongs againft fo dear, fogreat a friend as the Lord is it curs their hearts : yet a carnal heart is never troubled for great fics, becaufe they make a light matter of diem. Thirdly,