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A64834 Sin, the plague of plagues, or, Sinful sin the worst of evils a treatise of sins tryal and arraignment, wherein sin is accused for being, proved to be, and condemned for being exceeding sinful : and that 1. as against God, his nature, attributes, works, will, law, image, people, glory and existence, 2. as against man, his good and welfare of body and soul, in this life, and that to come : with the use and improvement to be made of this doctrine, that men may not be damned, but saved, &c. : being the substance of many sermons preached many years ago in Southwark / by Ralph Venning ... Venning, Ralph, 1621?-1674. 1669 (1669) Wing V226; ESTC R38391 212,020 400

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rev._n 14.11_o and_o have_v no_o rest_n here_o our_o sleep_n be_v a_o parenthesis_n to_o care_n and_o sorrow_n and_o pain_n but_o there_o be_v no_o sleep_v there_o the_o god_n that_o execute_v wrath_n and_o they_o on_o who_o wrath_n be_v execute_v neither_o slumber_n nor_o sleep_n here_o they_o have_v some_o intermission_n and_o lucid_a interval_n in_o their_o madness_n but_o there_o they_o will_v be_v even_o mad_a continual_o for_o vexation_n of_o heart_n methinks_v i_o can_v go_v on_o till_o i_o have_v a_o little_a expostulate_v with_o thou_o who_o ever_o thou_o be_v that_o read_v needs_o there_o any_o more_o to_o fright_v thou_o from_o sin_v which_o be_v the_o way_n to_o damnation_n than_o the_o thought_n of_o damnation_n such_o a_o damnation_n which_o be_v at_o the_o end_n of_o the_o way_n of_o sin_n for_o thy_o souls-sake_n hear_v and_o fear_n and_o do_v no_o more_o wicked_o what!_o will_v thou_o be_v damn_v can_v with_o patience_n think_v of_o go_v to_o hell_n have_v thou_o no_o pity_n on_o thy_o precious_a soul_n oh_o if_o thou_o shall_v go_v from_o read_v of_o hell_n into_o hell_n thou_o will_v sure_o say_v there_o be_v a_o prophet_n i_o will_v not_o believe_v it_o but_o now_o i_o feel_v it_o think_v of_o it_o and_o 3_o duration_n 3_o the_o duration_n think_v of_o what_o be_v now_o to_o be_v add_v concern_v the_o duration_n of_o these_o torment_n they_o will_v be_v for_o ever_o though_o they_o be_v great_a universal_a and_o without_o intermission_n for_o a_o time_n yet_o if_o they_o be_v to_o have_v a_o end_n it_o be_v some_o comfort_n but_o here_o lie_v the_o misery_n they_o will_v be_v to_o day_n as_o yesterday_o and_o for_o ever_o as_o in_o the_o beginning_n so_o all_o along_o and_o for_o ever_o always_o the_o same_o if_o not_o increase_a this_o be_v the_o woe_n of_o woe_n the_o hell_n of_o hell_n that_o it_o be_v woe_n and_o hell_n for_o ever_o after_o sinner_n have_v be_v in_o hell_n million_o of_o million_o of_o year_n hell_n will_v be_v as_o much_o hell_n as_o at_o first_o the_o fire_n that_o burn_v will_v never_o go_v out_o the_o worm_n that_o gnaw_v will_v never_o die_v which_o be_v three_o time_n repeat_v by_o our_o lord_n and_o saviour_n in_o one_o chapter_n mark_v it_o will_v be_v a_o last_a yea_o a_o everlasting_a misery_n it_o be_v everlasting_a punishment_n and_o everlasting_a fire_n mat._n 25.41.46_o 4_o there_o be_v yet_o to_o be_v consider_v the_o tormentor_n tormentor_n tormentor_n the_o tormentor_n or_o inflicter_n of_o these_o torment_n the_o devil_n conscience_n and_o god_n himself_o will_v torment_v the_o damn_a 1_o the_o devil_n devil_n devil_n the_o devil_n the_o tempter_n will_v be_v the_o tormentor_n they_o will_v be_v torment_v not_o only_o with_o but_o by_o devil_n they_o will_v be_v deliver_v to_o the_o gaoler_n the_o tormentor_n as_o it_o be_v mat._n 18.34_o 35._o so_o likewise_o shall_v my_o heavenly_a father_n do_v to_o you_o viz._n deliver_v you_o to_o the_o tormentor_n when_o the_o church_n excommunicate_v which_o be_v a_o emblem_n of_o this_o it_o do_v deliver_v to_o satan_n and_o when_o god_n excommunicate_v he_o give_v up_o to_o the_o devil_n take_v he_o gaoler_n torment_v he_o tormentor_n the_o apostle_n think_v it_o a_o great_a misery_n to_o fall_v into_o the_o hand_n of_o unreasonable_a man_n and_o therefore_o pray_v and_o beg_v prayer_n against_o it_o but_o if_o the_o tender_a mercy_n of_o wicked_a man_n be_v cruelty_n what_o be_v the_o cruelty_n of_o the_o devil_n and_o his_o angel_n especial_o when_o god_n deliver_v man_n up_o into_o their_o hand_n oh_o what_o a_o misery_n be_v it_o to_o fall_v into_o the_o devil_n clutch_n to_o be_v torment_v by_o the_o devil_n if_o he_o do_v so_o much_o now_o by_o permission_n what_o will_v he_o then_o do_v by_o commission_n when_o he_o shall_v be_v under_o no_o restraint_n we_o may_v guess_v by_o what_o he_o do_v do_v now_o what_o he_o be_v like_a to_o do_v and_o will_v do_v then_o we_o have_v many_o instance_n of_o his_o malice_n rage_n and_o power_n take_v one_o and_o another_o in_o mark_v 9.17_o 22._o there_o be_v one_o possess_v of_o a_o dumb_a spirit_n and_o wheresoever_o this_o spirit_n take_v he_o he_o tear_v he_o that_o he_o foam_v gnash_v with_o the_o tooth_n and_o pine_v away_o and_o v._o 20._o when_o he_o come_v into_o the_o presence_n of_o christ_n jesus_n he_o care_v he_o that_o he_o fall_v on_o the_o ground_n and_o wallow_v foam_v oftentimes_o it_o have_v cast_v he_o into_o the_o fire_n and_o the_o water_n to_o destroy_v he_o you_o know_v also_o how_o the_o devil_n deal_v with_o job_n and_o go_v to_o the_o utmost_a extent_n of_o his_o commission_n and_o tantum_fw-la non_fw-la almost_o prevail_v for_o he_o bring_v he_o to_o curse_v the_o day_n of_o his_o birth_n though_o he_o do_v not_o curse_n god_n if_o the_o devil_n do_v so_o much_o now_o to_o the_o torment_a of_o any_o when_o he_o be_v in_o chain_n and_o under_o restraint_n ah_o how_o sad_a be_v it_o like_v to_o be_v with_o man_n when_o the_o devil_n shall_v have_v they_o in_o his_o hand_n by_o commission_n from_o god_n when_o god_n shall_v say_v take_v he_o devil_n take_v he_o gaoler_n into_o the_o fire_n with_o he_o do_v thy_o worst_a with_o he_o oh_o who_o can_v stand_v before_o the_o devil_n rage_n and_o envy_v thus_o whet_v by_o commission_n oh_o sinful_a sin_n that_o thus_o give_v up_o to_o the_o devil_n 2_o conscience_n 2_o conscience_n the_o second_o tormentor_n be_v conscience_n a_o reflect_v a_o accuse_v a_o upbraid_a conscience_n which_o i_o may_v say_v be_v in_o some_o sort_n a_o great_a torment_n than_o any_o the_o devil_n can_v inflict_v because_o conscience_n be_v within_o we_o but_o the_o devil_n be_v without_o we_o that_o which_o be_v within_o have_v the_o great_a influence_n on_o we_o whither_o for_o comfort_n as_o 1_o joh._n 4.4_o or_o for_o torment_n mark_v 9.44_o the_o worm_n that_o never_o die_v which_o be_v within_o a_o man_n it_o be_v a_o dreadful_a thing_n to_o be_v eat_v up_o of_o worm_n to_o be_v continual_o fret_v and_o vex_v with_o the_o gnaw_v of_o worm_n but_o this_o worm_n gnaw_v the_o spirit_n which_o be_v more_o tender_a than_o the_o apple_n of_o one_o eye_n a_o wound_a spirit_n who_o can_v bear_v judas_n sink_v under_o the_o weight_n and_o burden_n of_o it_o and_o so_o have_v many_o more_o but_o if_o it_o be_v so_o terrible_a when_o awaken_v here_o what_o will_v it_o be_v when_o a_o man_n shall_v be_v full_o convince_v and_o have_v all_o his_o sin_n set_v in_o order_n before_o his_o face_n psa_n 50.21_o how_o will_v conscience_n lash_v man_n then_o as_o schoolmaster_n reckon_v up_o their_o boy_n crime_n imprimis_fw-la for_o this_o and_o then_o a_o lash_n item_n for_o this_o and_o then_o another_o lash_n etc._n etc._n so_o say_v conscience_n salvation_n be_v hold_v forth_o grace_n be_v offer_v and_o then_o lash_v for_o neglect_v so_o great_a salvation_n and_o turn_v grace_n into_o wantonness_n item_n say_v conscience_n you_o know_v that_o the_o wage_n of_o sin_n be_v death_n and_o the_o judgement_n of_o god_n be_v just_a and_o yet_o you_o will_v do_v such_o thing_n and_o then_o conscience_n prick_v and_o torment_n whip_n and_o lash_v they_o item_n after_o thou_o have_v vomit_v up_o thy_o pollution_n and_o be_v it_o wash_v from_o thy_o filthiness_n thou_o do_v return_v like_o the_o dog_n to_o thy_o vomit_n and_o like_o the_o sow_n to_o wallow_v in_o the_o mi●e_n and_o then_o lash_v he_o if_o a_o man_n be_v false_o imprison_v it_o will_v be_v a_o mitigation_n and_o some_o relief_n but_o when_o a_o man_n be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d self-condemned_n and_o find_v that_o his_o perdition_n be_v of_o himself_o that_o his_o own_o wickedness_n do_v correct_v he_o this_o will_v be_v the_o sting_n of_o death_n and_o damnation_n 3_o also_o 3_o god_n also_o not_o only_o the_o devil_n and_o conscience_n but_o god_n also_o will_v torment_v they_o for_o though_o god_n in_o this_o life_n suffer_v himself_o to_o be_v press_v with_o their_o sin_n as_o a_o cart_n be_v press_v with_o sheaf_n yet_o at_o last_o he_o will_v show_v his_o power_n in_o revenge_a himself_o on_o wicked_a man_n though_o now_o he_o seem_v to_o have_v leaden_a foot_n and_o be_v slow_a to_o wrath_n yet_o than_o he_o will_v be_v find_v to_o have_v iron_n hand_n here_o god_n be_v patient_a and_o if_o he_o judge_v yet_o in_o the_o midst_n of_o judgement_n he_o do_v remember_v mercy_n and_o do_v not_o deal_v with_o man_n as_o their_o wickedness_n deserve_v but_o then_o he_o will_v be_v extreme_a in_o punish_v the_o lord_n himself_o will_v rain_v upon_o the_o wicked_a snare_n fire_n and_o brimstone_n and_o a_o horrible_a tempest_n psal_n 11.5_o 6._o this_o
the_o angel_n be_v minister_a spirit_n for_o the_o good_a of_o they_o that_o shall_v be_v heir_n of_o salvation_n hebr._n 1.14_o they_o incamp_v round_o about_o they_o that_o fear_v the_o lord_n psa_n 34.7_o and_o when_o wicked_a man_n or_o devil_n will_v hurt_v this_o their_o charge_n they_o rise_v up_o in_o their_o might_n dan._n 10.20_o gabriel_n and_o michael_n join_v against_o the_o prince_n of_o persia_n rev._n 12.7_o michael_n and_o his_o angel_n fight_v against_o the_o dragon_n and_o his_o angel_n and_o overcome_v when_o balaam_n hankered_a after_o the_o wage_n of_o unrighteousness_n to_o curse_v israel_n the_o angel_n of_o the_o lord_n withstand_v he_o numb_a 22.32_o thus_o by_o their_o protection_n of_o the_o good_a they_o show_v their_o detestation_n of_o sin_n in_o they_o that_o will_v touch_v god_n anoint_v or_o do_v his_o prophet_n harm_n 8_o angel_n discover_v themselves_o to_o be_v hater_n of_o sin_n as_o a_o most_o abominable_a thing_n by_o their_o readiness_n to_o execute_v god_n judgement_n and_o vengeance_n on_o sinner_n the_o angel_n that_o be_v merciful_a to_o balaams_n ass_n be_v ready_a to_o slay_v balaam_n but_o that_o he_o be_v reserve_v to_o fall_v by_o other_o hand_n when_o herod_n be_v so_o wicked_a as_o to_o assume_v glory_n to_o himself_o which_o of_o right_n be_v god_n the_o angel_n of_o the_o lord_n smite_v he_o because_o he_o give_v not_o glory_n to_o god_n act_v 12.23_o when_o god_n will_v judge_v the_o angel_n will_v execute_v the_o judgement_n write_v the_o angel_n execute_v destruction_n from_o the_o lord_n against_o sodom_n and_o gomorrah_n gen._n 19.13_o because_o their_o sin_n be_v great_a when_o israel_n sin_v god_n send_v destroy_v angel_n among_o they_o great_a havock_n have_v they_o make_v among_o the_o army_n of_o the_o alien_n they_o pour_v out_o the_o vial_n of_o god_n wrath_n on_o the_o earth_n rev._n 16.1_o and_o praise_v god_n as_o they_o go_v about_o their_o work_n because_o god_n be_v just_a in_o judge_v ungodly_a man_n at_o the_o end_n of_o the_o world_n the_o angel_n will_v be_v the_o reaper_n and_o will_v gather_v out_o all_o that_o do_v offend_v mat._n 13_o 39.-41_a the_o lord_n will_v come_v with_o his_o holy_a and_o mighty_a angel_n to_o take_v vengeance_n on_o they_o that_o know_v not_o god_n and_o that_o obey_v not_o the_o gospel_n of_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n 2_o thes_n 1.7_o 8._o i_o may_v instance_n in_o other_o thing_n also_o by_o which_o the_o angel_n bear_v testimony_n against_o sin_n they_o be_v present_a at_o our_o worship_n and_o observe_v we_o which_o be_v a_o great_a obligation_n to_o reverence_n and_o a_o witness_n against_o immodesty_n 1_o cor._n 11.10_o they_o take_v account_n of_o our_o vow_n eccl._n 5.5_o 6._o better_a it_o be_v thou_o shall_v not_o vow_v then_o vow_v and_o not_o pay_v because_o it_o be_v before_o the_o angel_n the_o apostle_n charge_v timothy_n not_o only_o before_o god_n but_o before_o the_o elect_a angel_n to_o be_v strict_o conscientious_a 1_o tim._n 5.21_o they_o be_v witness_n of_o what_o we_o do_v and_o shall_v be_v witness_n of_o what_o god_n will_v do_v for_o he_o that_o confess_v christ_n shall_v be_v own_v by_o he_o and_o he_o that_o deny_v christ_n shall_v be_v deny_v by_o he_o and_o that_o before_o the_o angel_n luke_n 12.8_o 9_o it_o will_v be_v one_o part_n of_o hereafter_o glory_n to_o be_v like_o angel_n let_v we_o be_v like_o they_o here_o in_o witness_v against_o sin_n and_o do_v the_o will_n of_o god_n on_o earth_n as_o they_o do_v it_o in_o heaven_n but_o i_o proceed_v to_o evince_v that_o 2_o evil_a angel_n angel_n angel_n the_o evil_a angel_n the_o devil_n and_o his_o angel_n witness_v sin_n to_o be_v sinful_a not_o only_o in_o their_o be_v devil_n by_o it_o and_o suffer_v for_o it_o but_o many_o other_o way_n as_o i_o shall_v evince_v we_o use_v to_o say_v that_o virtue_n confess_v by_o foe_n and_o vice_n confess_v by_o friend_n be_v true_a sure_o then_o by_o the_o devil_n we_o shall_v find_v that_o vice_n and_o sin_n be_v as_o we_o have_v declare_v it_o to_o be_v and_o if_o such_o a_o friend_n of_o sin_n as_o the_o devil_n be_v will_v confess_v it_o to_o be_v sinful_a we_o may_v believe_v he_o for_o though_o he_o be_v the_o father_n of_o lie_n yet_o in_o this_o he_o speak_v truth_n a_o clear_a and_o great_a truth_n 1_o then_o the_o devil_n witness_v against_o sin_n by_o his_o tremble_n the_o devil_n tremble_v at_o this_o that_o there_o be_v a_o god_n james_n 2.19_o now_o god_n be_v never_o terrible_a to_o the_o angel_n till_o they_o sin_v than_o they_o see_v and_o tremble_v at_o the_o terror_n of_o god_n sin_n bring_v judgement_n on_o the_o devil_n 2_o pet._n 2.4_o at_o this_o they_o tremble_v so_o that_o sin_n be_v the_o first_o cause_n of_o devil_n tremble_v that_o than_o which_o make_v devil_n tremble_v at_o the_o belief_n of_o a_o god_n who_o will_v be_v a_o god_n of_o judgement_n be_v exceed_v sinful_a 2_o as_o great_a as_o their_o judgement_n be_v and_o great_a though_o it_o be_v like_a to_o be_v yet_o they_o acknowledge_v it_o just_a and_o so_o by_o consequence_n sin_n to_o be_v unjust_a and_o sinful_a the_o justness_n of_o judgement_n confess_v be_v a_o confession_n of_o the_o vileness_n of_o the_o sin_n which_o bring_v the_o judgement_n say_v the_o devil_n mat._n 8.29_o art_n thou_o come_v to_o torment_v we_o before_o the_o time_n they_o confess_v that_o the_o son_n of_o god_n be_v to_o judge_v they_o to_o torment_v that_o they_o have_v no_o exception_n to_o make_v against_o be_v torment_v but_o only_o as_o to_o the_o time_n they_o be_v reserve_v in_o chain_n to_o judgement_n 2_o pet._n 2.4_o judas_n 6._o and_o say_v they_o be_v thou_o come_v to_o torment_v we_o before_o the_o time_n before_o the_o judgement_n of_o the_o great_a day_n to_o which_o we_o be_v reserve_v they_o deny_v not_o their_o be_v worthy_a of_o this_o death_n or_o that_o their_o damnation_n be_v just_a and_o therefore_o do_v confess_v the_o ugliness_n and_o 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always_o bear_v witness_n though_o man_n observe_v it_o not_o which_o also_o infer_v their_o further_a sinfulness_n and_o this_o shall_v suffice_v as_o to_o the_o witness_n of_o the_o whole_a creation_n next_o if_o any_o shall_v say_v notwithstanding_o all_o these_o witness_n we_o can_v put_v sin_n to_o death_n without_o a_o law_n if_o there_o be_v no_o law_n to_o condemn_v sin_n we_o can_v condemn_v it_o i_o shall_v therefore_o proceed_v to_o show_v that_o there_o be_v a_o law_n against_o sin_n which_o condemn_v sin_n as_o worthy_a of_o death_n for_o be_v guilty_a of_o the_o death_n of_o many_o and_o attempt_v the_o death_n of_o all_o so_o that_o we_o may_v legal_o and_o aught_o by_o law_n to_o condemn_v and_o put_v sin_n to_o death_n for_o 5_o the_o law_n witness_v against_o and_o condemn_v sin_n the_o law_n of_o god_n be_v without_o sin_n in_o itself_o sin_n itself_o the_o law_n do_v witness_n against_o sin_n and_o it_o be_v against_o sin_n in_o other_o the_o law_n be_v holy_a 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against_o sin_n for_o it_o forbid_v sin_n all_o sin_n whither_o of_o omission_n or_o commission_n whither_o in_o thought_n word_n or_o deed_n whither_o against_o god_n or_o against_o man_n the_o voice_n and_o cry_v of_o the_o law_n be_v thou_o shall_v not_o sin_n so_o that_o in_o this_o sense_n by_o the_o law_n be_v the_o knowledge_n of_o sin_n viz._n what_o be_v sin_n as_o well_o as_o what_o sin_n be_v rom._n 7.7_o be_v the_o law_n sin_n god_n forbid_v nay_o i_o have_v not_o know_v sin_n but_o by_o the_o law_n for_o i_o have_v not_o know_v lust_n or_o concupiscence_n to_o be_v a_o sin_n except_o or_o unless_o the_o law_n have_v say_v thou_o shall_v not_o covet_v thou_o shall_v not_o lust_n the_o law_n show_v that_o lust_n be_v sin_n by_o forbid_v it_o yea_o the_o law_n do_v not_o only_o forbid_v sin_n but_o forbid_v it_o upon_o great_a and_o severe_a penalty_n upon_o no_o less_o than_o pain_n of_o death_n on_o the_o peril_n of_o a_o curse_n for_o this_o it_o say_v curse_a be_v every_o one_o that_o do_v not_o and_o continue_v not_o to_o do_v all_o thing_n which_o be_v write_v in_o the_o law_n gal._n 3.11_o so_o that_o the_o law_n be_v utter_o against_o the_o commission_n of_o sin_n 2_o the_o law_n be_v against_o sin_n after_o it_o be_v commit_v and_o here_o even_o by_o the_o commandment_n sin_n appear_v to_o be_v exceed_o sinful_a after_o commission_n for_o 1_o the_o law_n discover_v as_o before_o what_o be_v sin_n so_o now_o what_o sin_n be_v how_o displease_v to_o god_n how_o destructive_a to_o man_n and_o that_o as_o it_o be_v a_o transgression_n of_o the_o law_n of_o god_n make_v for_o the_o good_a of_o man_n no_o soon_o be_v sin_n commit_v but_o the_o law_n be_v so_o far_o from_o indulge_v or_o justify_v it_o or_o the_o sinner_n or_o from_o conceal_v it_o that_o it_o discover_v it_o and_o the_o displeasure_n of_o god_n against_o it_o rom._n 3.20_o yea_o not_o only_o discover_v sin_n but_o 2_o it_o condemn_v the_o sinner_n the_o law_n be_v not_o against_o the_o righteous_a against_o such_o there_o be_v no_o law_n nor_o condemnation_n but_o this_o law_n which_o like_o a_o good_a magistrate_n be_v a_o encouragement_n to_o they_o that_o do_v well_o be_v a_o terror_n to_o evil_a doer_n say_v the_o apostle_n rom._n 7.9_o when_o the_o commandment_n come_v and_o show_v i_o sin_n as_o in_o a_o perspective-glass_n sin_v revive_v it_o get_v the_o victory_n over_o i_o be_v too_o strong_a for_o i_o for_o the_o law_n strengthen_v it_o against_o i_o 1_o cor._n 15.56_o and_o i_o die_v i_o be_v dead_a in_o law_n i_o have_v sentence_n of_o death_n within_o i_o as_o he_o speak_v in_o another_o case_n the_o transgress_v law_n work_v wrath_n rom._n 4.15_o it_o send_v abroad_o terror_n thundering_n and_o flash_n of_o wrath_n it_o discover_v wrath_n to_o they_o that_o by_o sin_n have_v make_v work_n for_o wrath_n thus_o the_o law_n be_v against_o sin_n before_o and_o after_o the_o commission_n of_o it_o yet_o further_o to_o show_v how_o the_o sinfulness_n the_o malignity_n of_o sin_n appear_v by_o the_o commandment_n as_o 1_o thus_o that_o it_o take_v occasion_n from_o its_o be_v prohibit_v and_o forbid_v by_o the_o law_n to_o sin_n against_o and_o transgress_v it_o the_o more_o it_o have_v such_o a_o malignity_n such_o a_o enmity_n in_o it_o that_o it_o will_v not_o be_v subject_a to_o the_o law_n of_o god_n rom._n 8.7_o it_o strive_v to_o break_v this_o bond_n in_o sunder_o and_o to_o cast_v this_o cord_n far_o from_o it_o the_o law_n stand_v in_o its_o way_n and_o therefore_o it_o rush_v upon_o the_o break_n of_o it_o with_o the_o more_o violence_n sin_n grow_v angry_a and_o swell_v like_o a_o river_n pen_v up_o and_o stop_v in_o its_o course_n thus_o
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