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1767 Excerpt: ... as great a duty, even to reprove my neighbour for
doing any thing offensive unto God, or destructive to h;s ewn
Icul;.still endeavouring so. to f5 manage the reproof, as to make
his sin loathsome to him, and prevail upon him, if possible, to
forsake it: But, there is a great deal of Christian prudence and
discretion to be used in this, lest others may justly reprove me
for my indiscreet reproof of others. I must still sit my reproof to
the time when, the person to whom, and the sin against which, it is
designed; still contriving with myself how to carry on this duty
so, as that by converting a sinner from the evil of his ways, I may
save a soul from death, and cover a multitude of sins, Jam. v. 29/.
Not venting my anger against the person, but my sorrow for the sin
that is reproved. Hot, paffionate, and reviling words, will not so
much exasperate a man against his sin that is reproved, as against
the person that doth reprove ir. It is not the wrath of man that
worketh the righteousness of God; Jam. i. 20; But this, of all the
duties, must be performed with the spirit of love and meekness; I
must sirst insinuate myself into his affections, and then press his
sin upon his conscience, and that directly or indirectly, as the
person, matter, or occasion shall require; that so he '.gjthat is
reproved by me now, may have cause to pbless God for me to all
eternity. RESOLUTION V. I am resolved, by the Grace of GOD, always
to speak reverently to my Superiows, humbly to my Inferiors, and
civilly to all. 'THE most high God, the master of this great
family, the world, for the more orderly government of it, hath,
according to his insinite wisdom, set some in higher, .some in
lower places, hath made some as stewards, others as under-servants;
and according to every man's...
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