The eighth book of Mr Jeremiah Burroughs. Being a treatise of the evil of evils, or the exceeding sinfulness of sin. Wherein is shewed, 1 There is more evil in the least sin, than there is in the greatest affliction. 2 Sin is most opposite to God. 3 Sin is most opposite to mans good. 4 Sin is opposite to all good in general. 5 Sin is the poyson, or evil of all other evils. 6 Sin hath a kind of infiniteness in it. 7 Sin makes a man conformable to the Devil. All these several heads are branched out into very many particulars.
Burroughs, Jeremiah, 1599-1646., Goodwin, Thomas, 1600-1680.
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CHAP. XLIX.

The Sixt Corollary.] Sin brings to wicked men the same Portion the Devils have.

SIxtly, Hence it follows, if Sin hath such reference to the Devil, then this must needs follow, That the same Portion that the Devils have, must needs be at last the portion of wicked men: The Scripture expresseth it, Mat. 25. Go you wicked into the Portion prepared for the Devil. And so in Timothy, the same portion that the Devil hath, shall be the portion of wicked and ungod∣ly men. We reade in the Book of the Revelati∣ons, of fearful Judgments that shall befal such as have the mark of Antichrist upon them, Revel. 14. 9, 10. An Angel followed, saying with a loud voyce, If any man worship the Beast, and his Image, and receive his mark in their Foreheads, or in their Hands, the same shall drink of the Wine of the wrath of God poured out without mixture, and shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the Presence of God, and his holy An∣gels, and of the Lamb. Mark the dreadful Judg∣ments upon such as have the mark of Antichrist, either openly in their Foreheads, in profession, or more privately in their Hands, he shall drink of the wrath of God, &c. Now if such as have but the mark of Antichrist upon them shall have Page  384 such dreadful punishment; pray what shall those have that have such a likeness unto the Devil himself? the mark of the Devil, that are even turned into the very Nature of the Devil, that are children of the Devil, what shall the end of such wicked and ungodly men and wo∣men be?

And now Brethren, we have finished all these Six Particulars, in opening the evil of Sin; and therein shewed that there is more evil in Sin, that there is in any Affliction. And now I had thought to have made some good entrance into the Application of this; for though all this while in the Explanation, I have mingled some Application, yet there remains very many ex∣cellent useful Considerations, which doth flow from all that hath been said of the evil of Sin, that if possible it may be brought to your hearts, that all may not vanish and come to nothing in the Conclusion. Now this one Use I had veri∣ly thought to have gone through; I shall only name it, and shew what I intend in it, and I shal finish it in the following Discourse.