Sermons on several important subjects of religion and morality : to which are added two tracts ... . SERMON IV. The Care required in chujing our Reli-gious Principles, and the Steddinefs inretaining them when fb duottn^ Jlatedand clear d. I Thess. v. 21. Frove all Things : Holdfaji That whichis good, H E Text contains two very-weighty and important Precepts,which have a near Relation toeach other; and which maywell deferve both to be rightlyimderftood, and carefully retaind by All. The firft is, to prove, try, or examine allThings (propofed as of any Confequence to ourBelief and Pradice) that

Sermons on several important subjects of religion and morality : to which are added two tracts ... . SERMON IV. The Care required in chujing our Reli-gious Principles, and the Steddinefs inretaining them when fb duottn^ Jlatedand clear d. I Thess. v. 21. Frove all Things : Holdfaji That whichis good, H E Text contains two very-weighty and important Precepts,which have a near Relation toeach other; and which maywell deferve both to be rightlyimderftood, and carefully retaind by All. The firft is, to prove, try, or examine allThings (propofed as of any Confequence to ourBelief and Pradice) that Stock Photo
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Sermons on several important subjects of religion and morality : to which are added two tracts ... . SERMON IV. The Care required in chujing our Reli-gious Principles, and the Steddinefs inretaining them when fb duottn^ Jlatedand clear d. I Thess. v. 21. Frove all Things : Holdfaji That whichis good, H E Text contains two very-weighty and important Precepts, which have a near Relation toeach other; and which maywell deferve both to be rightlyimderftood, and carefully retaind by All. The firft is, to prove, try, or examine allThings (propofed as of any Confequence to ourBelief and Pradice) that fo We may difcern what. 6o T^e Duty required in chujing^ what is really good: The next is, to clofe inwith it heartily as foon as found, and firmlyto adhere to it. The Defign of which Preceptsis to caution us againfl two pernicious Extremes, which many unthinking Perfons are prone torun into: One is the taking Opinions upon Trujifrom Others, without ever examining or con-fidering What, or Why ; the Other is, beingtoo unjettkd and irrejolute even after Exami-nation, not being able, after a wife Choice, tofix and abide by it. It is hard to fay which ofthe two Extremes is the moft unreafonable ;whether the being too credulous m receding anyThing, or every Thing without Diftin5iim ; orthe not receiving and retaining What upon dueExamination well deferves it. Credulity on oneHand, or Unjleadinefs on the other, are equallydangerous : Both contributing to multiply Mif-takes, and to confound all Diflind:ion of Trueand Falje, GW and Evil. The Way to preventboth is, firfl:, to examine into any Opinion orDod:rine propou

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