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tree, slaying the children jo the valleve under the clifs 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 biglı places, and see wliere thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thoil 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 witbholden, and there hath been no lalter rain ; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedest to be ashamed. Jeremiahı, 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 pone cloth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto nie as Sodom, and the inhabitanıs thereof as Gomorrah. Jeremiah xxiii, 14. And again, behold the whorish stale of Jerusalem and their great abominations which are fully described in the 16 chap. of Ezekiel. Now the Lord had been inindful of them, and done them good, and blessed ibem with plenty; but instead of returuiny gratitude and thankilul prayers and praises unto their God for the same, they indulged themselves in all nianner of whorish practices, so that they were counted worse than Sodom. How weak is Thive heart saill the Lord God, seeivg Thou does all these things, the work of an imperious wliorish woman ? and behold the Judgment of the Lord in aliis chapter, pronounced against them for their evil werks. And agrill, ihe prophet speahs inuch of their proud, lustfull, and nooristo practices in the 230 chapter, and of the judyne uls of Good pronounced against them for the saine, Aud non, my readers, these lustful and whorish practices if they are not restrained from, will lead men and 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 blood-sherders. See c. xvi. 38,

Lord by Nahum the Prophet, concerning Nineveh that great cirit The horsehen lifiethi up bunto the briglit sword and the glittering spear; and there is a bulitude of slain, aud a peal under of carcases; and litere is none eud of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses; and for what cause ? Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of ihe wellfavoured barlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, tbat selleth

nations through her witchcraft. Nahum iii, 3. And again, behold the Revelation 10 John the Divine concerning this great sin, and he saitli, 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 have commilled fornication, and the inhabiters of ihe earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So be carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness; aud I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, and the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones aud pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abomi. nations and filthiness of her fornication; and upon her forebead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the 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 foruication, and the kings of the earth bave commiited fornication with her, c. xviii, 3. And he saitla nnto me, the waters which thou sawest, wbere the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the women which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the king of the earth, c. xvü, 15, 18. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of siants, and of all that were slain upon the earth, c. xviii, 24. And I heard another voice frot.. Heaven, sayiog, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto Heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works; in the cup which she hath filled fil to her double. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine ; and shc shall be utterly burnt with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. Rev. xviii, 4. And after these thiogs 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 bis judgments; for he hath judged the great whore, wbich did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and bath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

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they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. Rev. xix, 1. Now it appears to me by scripture, if I mistake not, that those Babylonians was descendants from Ham, who mocked his father in his weakness. Gep. 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 wicked and lustful sin in the world, therefore, mock not thy tender father nur ihy 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 thau any man by the allurements of women. O behold his good counsel which he gives in bis Proverbs, and low 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 stranger which flattereth with her words, which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and for. getteth the covenant of her God, for her house inclineth unto death, and her path unto the dead. Prov. ii, 16. But at the first her lips seen to drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword Her seel go down to death, her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou caust not know them. Hear me now, therefore, O ye chil. dren, and depart not from the words of my niouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of ber bouse; lest thou give thine honour unto others, and aby years unto the cruel; lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the bouse 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. Aud he saith again, Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee wiib her eyelids. For by means of a whoris ha woman a man is brought to a piece of bread; and the adulo iress will buut for the precious life. Can a nau take fire in his bosom, aud 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, sball not be innocent. Whoso committeth adultery with a woman, is weak; he that doeth it destroyelle his own soul. Prov. c. vi. And again, Sulo non, here by his much experience setteth forth be cralliness of a whore, and the way in which she intices a young wan!011. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, passing though ibe streets near her corner; and he went the way to her house, in the iniliglit, in the evening, in the black and dark night: and, behold, Iliere met hin' woman, will the attire of an barlot, amit subiil of leart. She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house : Now is she willout, now in the streets, and liesh in wait at

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So she canglii him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face sai: 111110 isim, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows. Therefore canje I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek iby face, and I have found thee. I have bedeched my bed with coverings of Tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. 'I bave perfumed my bed with myrrlı, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let 11s like our fill of love wil the morning: let us solace ourselve's wish loves. so will lier much fair speech slic caused bim to yield, will the ballering of her lips she forced him. So he goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeili tu ihe slauglitor, or as a fool to the correction of the slocks; till a dart strike througli lois liver; as a bird hasteih to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life, Hearken uvio me now, Oye children, and attend to the words of my nouche. Let not thine leart decline to her ways, go not astray in berpathis. for she halli castikowo many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by hier. 'ller house is the way 10 bell, going down to the champbers of death. l'rov, c. vii. For she silleth at the door of her house, on a srat in one liigh places of the city, to call ike passengers who go right on their ways: whosa is simple, let himn turis in bither: and as for him that wanteth anderstanding ahe -saill to him, stole: waters are sweet, and invent calea in secret is pleasant. But lic knowerb not that the deal are. there; and that her guests are in tine depths of bell. Prov. ix, 14. Therefore, my readers, be noi deceivedl, Con is wut mockera, lur whälsoever a nad soweth, that shall be

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also reap; for he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit, shall of the spirit reup life everlasting. Gal. vi. 7. And again, we see 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. uncleanness. Lev. xviii, 19. 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 holy law. For they changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.

Auleni, Rom. i, 25. And for this cause God gave them up uuto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against

And likewise also the rien, leaving the natural use of the woman, buroell in their lust one towards another : men with mer, so that they were filled with all manner of wickedness. See Romans, c l. And again, hear and see wbat the law of Moses saith of tbese 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 froin 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 with us oughi to be far spent, because the gospel day is at hand. Let us, iberefore, cast off the work of dark. ness, and let us put on the armour of light, aud make not provision for the flesh to fulfil the lust thereof. For all that is in the world the lusi ofihe flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the father; but is of the world, and the world passeth away, and the lusts thereof. But he that doeth ihe will of God a bideth for ever. Thiere. fure, all you that read this book, be ye aware of this great and sore evil, because I believe ihat there is no sin that is much more detestable in the sight of God than this sin wbich I have stated, neither do I 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 ibe evil heart, or by private and open practices. Whosoever lookrth upon a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart, saith our Lord. Mall.v,

28. Now the best way to resist this great and sore evil, is by grace and humble prayer, through Chrisi, aud 10

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