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tree, slaying the children in the valleys under (he clift of the rocks. Isaiah, lvii, 5. And didst debase themselves unto hell, v. 9. And again, in another place, Jeremiah saith, lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness, and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness. Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedest to be ashamed. Jeremiah, iii, 2. And again, he saith I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing; they commit adultery, and walk in lies; they strengthen also the hands of evil doers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. Jeremiah xxiii, 14. And again, behold the whorish state of Jerusalem and thtir great abominations which are fully desciibed in the IC chap, of Ezrkiel. Now the Lord had been mindful uf litem, and done them good, and blessed them with plenty; but instead of returning gratitude and thauMtil prayers and praises unto their God lor the same, liny indulged themselves in all manner of whorish practices, so that thev were counted worse than Sodom. How weak is thine In art saith the Lord God, seeing Iik.u doest all these thing', the work ot an imperious whorish woman? and behold the Judgment ot the Lord in ibis chapter, pronounced against them lor thtir evil works. And again, the prophet speaks much ol thtir proud, lustfull, and HM>ri-.!i practices in the •23d chapter, and of the jiulguit nts of God pronounced against them for the same. And now, my nailers, these lustful and whorish practices if they are not restrained from, will lead men ami women into blood-shedding to support and satisfy their wicked and lustful appetites, and if not repented of it appears that such will be judged as hlood-shcdders. See c. xvi. 38, xxiii, 45, Rev. xvii, 6. And again, hear the word of the Lord by Nahum the Prophet, concerning Nineveh that great ti \. The liorsi men lifteth up both the bright sword and tru. glittering sptar; and there is a uuditude ot slain, and a gieal number of carcases; and there is none eud of their corpses; the) sluu.ble upon their corpses; and for what cause? Because ol the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, thai selleth

nations through her witchcraft. Nahum iii, 3. And again, behold the Revelation to John the Divine concerning th's great sin, and he saith, there came one of the seven angels and talked with me, saying unto me, come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the Kings of the Earth hare committed fornication, and the inliabiters of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So be carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness; and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured bea;t, full of names of blasphemy, and the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication ; and upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon trie Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. Rev. xvii, 1. And again, it is said that all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth hava committed fornication with her, c. xviii, 3. And he saith nnto me, the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, aud multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the women which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the king* of the earth, c. xvii, 15, 18. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and o( siants, and of all that were slain upon the earth, c.xviii, 24. And I heard another voice fioi.. Heaven, saying, come out of her, ray people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins hava reached unto Heaven, and (iod hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works; in the cup which •he hath filled fil to her double. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning,and famine; and she shall be utterly burnt with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. Rev. xviii, 4. And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia: Salvation, and Glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God. For true and righteous are his judgments; for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, am! hath avenged the blood of his servants at her band. And i>gM« they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and «ver. Rev. xix, 1. Now it appears to me by scripture, if .I mistake not, that those Babylonians was desceudants from Ham, who mocked his father in his weakness. Gen. ix, 22. And it brought a curse upon him, and it seems to be a great sore and growing evil among the Babylonians. and it is greatly to be feared it was to the destruction of many thousands of souls. But still I believe that the Revelation hath an allusion to all who continually practice this wricked and lustful sin in the world, therefore, mock not thy tender father nor thy tender mother in their weakness, neither grieve them as long as they live, that a blessing may come upon you by their prayers from the Lord, for the prayers of a righteous man availeth much. (See my Book called by this name.) Now hear what King Solomon saith concerning these things, a man which I believe experienced as much or more than any man by the allurements of women. O behold his good counsel which he gives in bis Proverbs, and how he recommends to us wisdom and the fear of the Lord, and he saith it is to deliver thee from the strange woman, from the slrans-er which flattereth with her words, which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God, for her house iiicliuetb unto death, and her path unto the dead. Prov. ii, 16. But at the first her lips seem to drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil; hut end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword Her feet go down to death, her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. Hear me now, therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Hemove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her bouse; lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel; lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the house of a stranger, and and thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, and say, how have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof. Pov. v, 3. And he saith again, Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorisli woman a man is brought to a piece of bread; and the aduU tress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in liia bosom, and his clothes uot be burned? Can oue go

upon hot coals, and his feel not be burned? So he that goeih in to his neighbour's wife, shall not be innocent. Whoso committeth adultery with a woman, is weak; he that dwell it destroyeth his own soul, Prov. c. vi. And again, Suloin ou, here by his much experieoce setteih forth ibe craliness of a whore, and the way in which she intices a young wall!o11. For at the window of iny house I looked through my vasement, and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youthis, a young man void of understanding, passing through the streets near her corner; and be went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night; and, behold, there met hiina woman, wiile the attire of an Warlor, and subril of heart. She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide 110t in her house': Now is she will out, now in the streets, and liesh in wait at every corner. So she caught him, and kissell him, and with an impudent face saial !!1110 isim, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I paried my vows. Therefore came I forll to meet thee, diligently to seek iby face, and I have found ihee. I have bedeched my bed with covering's of Tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. 'I bave perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, anil cinnamon. Come, let als take our fill of love w il the morning: let us sulace ourselve's wish loves. So will her much fair speech slie caused him to yield, will the lattering of her lips she forced him. So he goeih after her straight way, as an ox goeil tu ihe slaugliter, or as a fool to the corrersion of the nucks; till a dart strike through lois liver: as a bird hasteih to the spare, and knoweth not that it is for his life, Hearken mio me now, Oye children, and altend to the words of my much. Let not thine leart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For slie halli castiduwe many wounded: vea, many strong men have been slain by her. ller house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death. l'rov. c. vii. For she silleth at the door of her louse, on a spat in ille liigh places of the city, to call in passengers who go right on their way :: wioso is simple, let him turiu in bither: and as for bim that wantetis understanding, the -sailli to him, stolea walers are sweet, and inseal raten in secret is pleasant. Builic knowerb not that the deai are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell. Prov. ix, 14. Therefore, ny readers, be 110v deceived, it is. but mocker, for whatsoever a man sowetk, tiswil shart loc

also reap; for he that soweih to his flesh, .shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soui.tli to the spirit, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting. Gal. vi. 7. And again, we sf« that the law and command of God is this, thou shall not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is put apart for her. unch.anness. Lev. xviii, 10. But see how far sinful men and women come short of this, and hear what St. Paul saith concerning the Gentiles, and see how far they was from his hotv law. For lh»y changed I he Iruth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Rom. i, 24. And for this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use •f the woman, burned in their lust one towards another: men with men, so thai they were filled with all manner of wickedness. See Romans, c 1. And again, hear and see what the law of Moses saith of these things. Leviticus, c. "20. But now, my fellow-sinners, I would advise you to hear what the Disciples of Christ say. Dearly beloved, I beseech you to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 1 Peter, ii, 11. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, that is to say, Gospel Grace. For the night of ignorance vi it It us ought to be far spent, because the gospel day is at hand. Let us, therefore, cast oft'the work of dark* ness, and let us put on the armour of light, ami make not provision for the flesh to fulfil the lust thereof. For all that is in the world the lust of'ihe flesh, aud the lust of the eyes. and the pride of life is not of the father; but is of the world, and Hie world passeth away, and the lusts thereof. But he that doeth the will of God abidtth for ever. Therefore, all you that read this book, be ye aware of this great and sore evil, because I believe that there is no sin that i* much more detestable in the sight of God lhan this sin which I have stated, neither do 1 think that there is any sin kept in practice much more than this sin, that is to say, either by longing or lustful thoughts, or the desire of the evil heart, or by private and open practices. Whosoever lookrth upon a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her aheady in his heart, saith our Lord. Matt, v, 2*. Now the best way to resist this great and sore evil, is by grace and humble prayer, through Christ, and to

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