A sermon [on 2 Kings viii. 13] preach'd before the ... lords spiritual and temporal, January the 30th, Volume 4

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Page 8 - I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Page 17 - As for the license that is taken upon this day of inveighing against dissenters, let them who do it justify themselves ; I am no advocate for any of them : it was not, certainly, appointed to become a day of wrath and provocation of our...
Page 16 - The first is this : This day is, through the excessive partiality of some of both sides, become a day of great trial to the preachers : talk of the duty, honour, and obedience of the subject to the prince, and you are thought by some to preach away the people's liberties, and make them slaves ; talk of the people's liberties, and you are opening presently a door to mutiny, disloyalty, and flat rebellion, with some others. They are both of them, God be thanked, in the wrong ; and...
Page 15 - ... very safely laid aside for ever ; or, at the least, suspended for a while, and easily resumed again, (if there be need,) when the great struggle of the world is over, and the fortune of us and our posterity decided.
Page 10 - Word juft from the Prophet's Mouth, and gives it to his own ambitious Heart, to read and explain • that Heart replies immediately, The God that gave this Oracle,. had given him now the Opportunity of making it good. He...
Page 3 - Commiffion to another, drew him to the miferable point he is now at. A Man can hardly think he is capable of doing, what in a little time, he will glory in having done ; and juilify to Death, what he once would have cholentody, rather than do.
Page 4 - Holds , dafhing their .Infants on the Ground, ripping their Women up with Child, and putting all their young Men to the Sword, to extirpate utterly the Race of Ifrael, and rid the Syrians of their old inveterate Enemies.
Page 11 - I see no reason to believe that any single man or party whatever could intend, at first, the evils they afterwards effected ; but I do not see that this is so much an excuse for them, as a great matter of caution to others, how they at first...
Page 7 - Courfes he took, to become King $ he anointed him beforehand, but he was to expect God's time, and to wait till it could innocently come to pafs.
Page 9 - Anger. Let us call to mind the Example of a much better Man, than either Hazael, or Jehu, and that is David. This Man had...

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