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Page 9 - Religion in particular, are fenfible, they cannot undermine it, while its Minifters are held in efteem and honour, and therefore it is they rail, and ragefo much againft them. Bnt as this is no unufual or ftrange thing, fo whofoever are employ' d in Holy Offices, ihould not fat leaft upon their own Accounts) be greatly concern'd, and troubled at it.
Page 10 - In which words you . may pleafe to obierve thele three things. I. The Duty, which the Apoftle recommends to us, from his own Example, which is due care to give no Offence. II. The Univerfality, or Extent, of the Duty. Give nt tfftna in any tiling III. The Kealon of both, flat thi Mini▀ry be ntt, blamed. Now tho...
Page 11 - Here I muft do my Duty, and if Offence come upon my fo doing, it is an Offence taken, and not given, and He who takes it muft anfwer for ir.
Page 11 - I am concern'd, forbear the Occafion of it. If, indeed, I am under the reftraint of any Divine Precept, or any juft Command of my Lawful...
Page 10 - The one is, the unneceflary and caulelefs, grieving,, mokfting, or troubling of him. The Other is, the leading, or tempting of him, to any Sin, от Error in faith or praftice.