This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...is, to obey their masters; to do diligently all business whatsoever their masters command unto them, so far as it is not against God. For when a master will command unto his servants to do such things, which are against God, then the servant ought not to obey, to do those things. Now whosoever transgresseth these laws, either the general or the special laws, he sinneth: and that which is done contrary to these laws, is sin. When ye will know now whether ye have sinned or not, see and consider these laws, and then go into thy heart and consider thy living, how thou hast spent all thy days: when thou dost so, no doubt thou shalt find innumerable sins done against these laws. For the law of God is a glass, wherein a man may see his spots and filthiness: therefore, when we see them, let us abhor them and leave them; let us be sorry for that which is passed, and let us take a good purpose to leave all sins from henceforward. And this is it that St. Paul saith, let us arise from the sleep of sin and wickedness, for our salvation is come nearer; our Saviour he is clearly opened unto us, he hath suffered for us already, and fulfilled the law to the uttermost; and so by his fulfilling taken away the curse of the law. But there be two manner of sins, there is a deadly sin and a venial sin: that is, sins that be pardonable, and sins that be not pardonable. Now how shall we know which be venial sins, or which be not: for it is good to know them, and so to keep us from them. When ye will know which be deadly sins or not, you must first understand, that there be two manner of men; when I say men, I understand women, too, that is, all mankind, and so doth scripture too understanding the women too by this word men; for else we should not find in scripture that we should ba...
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