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I shall not follow out more of this sort , because ( as Seneca has well observed )
there is in too many divisions as great a fault as in no division . It is useful to
distribute a subject matter into parts ; it is frivolous to mince it : for to take in the ...
For all the pious perceive themselves as yet infested by the remains of sin ,
oppressed by various sorrows , and at length fall under death : How , therefore ,
can it be true , that they are risen with Christ and follow a new life ? The Apostle ...
And the Apostle , in this and the following verse , persuades us to mortify , first ,
carnal vices , which immediately respect our peculiar , but unlawful pleasures ;
secondly , in the verses which follow , spiritual vices , which tend immediately to
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth , 1 . He is not risen with
Christ who does not labour to mortify the flesh : for from the virtue of the death
and resurrection of Christ communicated to us , there always follows a desire of ...
This error , therefore , the Apostle in the first place meets , and asserts that
fornication should be utterly repelled by Christians ; for if this be proved , it easily
follows , that other kinds of pleasure which incur heavier guilt are much more to
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