This rare treatise has been out of print since Most people will do all they can to avoid affliction, but do very little to avoid sin. In 67 chapters, Burroughs. 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. Jeremiah Burroughs () – A Popular Independent Puritan Preacher and a Member of the Westminster Assembly. Taken from “The Evil of Evils”.

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Certainly then, God is wronged when he hath given thee a Body, delivered thee from such and such dangers, and thou livest to no other end but to satisfie thy lust; thou exceedingly wrongest God. FIRST from this, Certainly it doth evidently appear that there are but few men that know what they do in sinning against God, nor have not known all this while.

The Evil of Evils – Jeremiah Burroughs () | A Puritan’s Mind

Sin opposite in its working against God. Whilst the things of Religion, and thoughts of Eternity lie swimming only in our Brains, they never conquer, command, and subdue the heart in a way of Practical Obedience.

Afflictions taken in the strength and latitude of them, yet they have no greater evil in them then Christ is capable of. Man he is exceeding glorious in Gods eviks notwithstanding Afflictions.

But now if it had been to have committed the least sin to have saved al the World, Christ would never have done it: Sin is such an evil as it cannot be made good: It is the setting of the Will of a base wretched Creature, against the will of the infinite, eternal, glorious God.

The Evil of Evils, or the Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin

So though there be more venom in some gross, crying sins, than in some others; yet there is no sin but hath the same Sap, and the same venom, for the kind, that every sin hath, that the worst sin hath. The eighth book of Mr Jeremiah Burroughs.

One would have thought the good he saw to be done should much have lightened it; and so certainly it did. I beseech you consider, you te think that God is only a God of Mercie, and God is not so severe against sin as many Ministers would make him; do but attend to what I shall say unto you, how God hath manifested his displeasure against sin in the Angels: Certainlie there is this in sin, for there is infinite depth of Counsel and Wisdom of God in setting all things in frame, that one thing should be serviceable to another; and at length all should come to be for Gods glorie.


The Exceedingly Sinfulness of Sin

Asfredo rated it it was amazing Mar 10, First, See the several expressions of Scripture: Thus he gives a dreadful shreek at sin; see what a difference he makes between Affliction and Sin, and accounts it abundantly more evil to be in sin, than in affliction.

Who would acknowledg in the way of sin they despise God? Josh rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Sin can bring no good to any soul If any one say; Oh but sin bring pleasure; and doth it not bring profit, and honors in the world? Michaelpatrick Keena rated it really liked it Apr 13, Awesome book and most convicting. But whosoever comes to stand between God and us, must be one infinite, as well as that Person is infinite against whom we have offended, and that is Christ the Mediator, the mighty God, God and Man.

Secondly, Consider, That for one sin in our first Parents and not in our own persons that all the Children of men by Nature are put in such an estate to be Children of wrath, and liable to eternal misery, and that for the sin of our Parents: If there be any man in the Congregation that saith he knows God, and keepeth not his Commandements, he lies saith the Holy Ghost.

But we know that present things do most affect; as now any good thing, if it be to come, it doth not take the heart so much as a present good. The last subject on which he preached became his Irenicum to the Lovers of Truth and Peace, an attempt to heal divisions between believers.

Many can say of this, that after they have apprehended their sin to be pardoned, then their souls have mourned and melted more than ever they did before in the apprehension of horror and fear of Gods wrath; and all upon this, because they did not see sin to be an evil only as it brings danger of punishment, but they did see the evil of sin as against a God, as I have wronged God, stroke at the infinite glorious first-Being of all things; and this will abide upon the heart: What can be said be more of affliction?


I am He whom thou persecutest. But what wil you say if I convince your consciences that this is in your bosoms, that you have been guilty of this sin?

Ultimately, the division between Presbyterians and Independents helped promote the cause of prelacy after the death of Oliver Cromwell. Certainly these are only to reveal the displeasure of God against sin, because there is no finite time can be sufficient to manifest to the full the displeasure of God against sin: And yet Elihue speaks here to jeeemiah effect against him, That he chose Iniquity rather than Affliction; that he should see less Evil in Sin, then he did in Affliction: But now when the wrath of God comes upon us, we egil so much sin in our Natures, this weakens us, and will therefore make the burden of Divine wrath so much the more intollerable to us: He that saith I know him and keepeth not his Commandements is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

First, Sin doth hold forth this, That there is not a sufficiency of good in God, for the satisfying of a soul; this language is apparant in every sin, and it holds this forth; so far as sin doth appear, it holds this forth before all, and speaks this language, That there is not enough good in God, That is, the Blessed, Glorious, Al-sufficient Eternal, Unchangable good and Fountain of all good: And this is the second particular of the operations of sins workings; it is a going cross to God.

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