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1812. Excerpt: ... SERMON XIII. Preached January 4, 1807. IV JOHN
xiii. 34, 35. A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE UNTO YOU, THAT YE LOVE ONE
ANOTHER; AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, THAT YE ALSO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. BY
THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE
ONE TO ANOTHER, j HTO him, whose examination of the -Gospel history
is accompanied by a previous acquaintance with the characters of
ancient times, the superiority, which is displayed in the life of
our blessed Saviour to whatever excellence they exhibited, must be
a striking feature which can never fail to arrest his attention.
The Q 3 celebrated celebrated nations of antiquity were not
destitute of those who made the search after virtue their
employment, and an inquiry into moral goodness the object of their
pursuit. These professed to impart to men a rule of conduct which
should raise them above the dominion of the senses to the enjoyment
of intellectual satisfactions, and to purify the soul from that
imperfection which, by its connexion with the body, they conceived
it to have acquired. They selected also disciples by whom their
instructions might be preserved, and their opinions transmitted to
succeeding ages. But we may remark, that if, in the prosecution of
this design, the philosopher did not indeed require a recompense
for his instruction, he at least expected that those who wished to
profit by his wisdom should excel either in the rank and station
they possessed, or by the docility and acquirements with which they
were endued; whereas, though from his history he appears to have
been eminently gifted with every amiable quality to to attract, and
every power of persuasion to enforce attention, our Lord contented
himself with selecting those, who, devoid of the advantages of
birth or fortune, had for their on...
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