|Author:||Caryl, Joseph, 1602-1673.|
|Title:||The nature and principles of love, as the end of the commandment declared in some of the last sermons of Mr. Joseph Caryl ; with an epistle prefixed by John Owen ...|
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The nature and principles of love, as the end of the commandment declared in some of the last sermons of Mr. Joseph Caryl ; with an epistle prefixed by John Owen ...
Caryl, Joseph, 1602-1673.
London: Printed, and are to be sold by John Hancock, senior and junior ..., 1673.
Love -- Religious aspects -- Sermons.
Sermons, English -- 17th century.
THE EPISTLE TO THE READER.
Q. Well but what is Indeed the Charity, or Love, here Intended in the Scripture?
DOCT. Those works of Love, of Love to man, much more of Love to God, which are the end of the Commandment, must flow from a good spring, from a gracious Principle, or a Principle of Grace.
Obj. But some may say, Is there any such thing as a pure heart? We find those questions somewhat rife in the Book of Job, What is man, that he should be clean? So in Chap. 15. 14. Or how can he be clean, that is born of a woman? Chap. 25. 4. And Solomon saith ex∣presly, in Prov. 20. 9. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? It is plain then by these Scriptures, that there is no such thing as a pure heart.
DOCT. That Righteous persons, such as are righteous in their state, in a ju∣stified state; and Righteous in their course, walking in holiness, they do improve and grow under great∣est pressures. When they meet with the greatest pressures in the world, they thrive and grow Hea∣ven ward.
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