The First EVIL.
F•••• The Scripture cals it, Adultery: it is spiritual Adultery, in Jude, 4. vers. Ye Adulterers and Adulte∣resses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmi∣ty with God. They were Adulterers and Adulteresses in respect of their love to the world: you that would ab∣hor the thought of a temptation to Adultery, yet you may commit spiritual Adultery, a man or a woman may be an Adulterer or an Adulteresse before the Lord, though they never commit the act of uncleannesse with another, yet if their hearts be towards another, they be guilty of unclean∣nesse: for Christ saith, whosoever doth but look after a woman to lust after her in his heart, he hath committed a∣dultery already; that is, hath sinned against that com∣mand that forbids adultery: Is it so, that if a man do but let his heart go after another woman more than his wife, and a wife after another man more than her husband, this is adultery before the Lord. So if our hearts be after a∣ny things more than the Lord Jesus Christ, that we profess our selves married to and he to be our husband; this is a∣dultery in Scripture phrase.