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A special , or personal one , which is directed to certain orders of Christians ,
namely , to wives and husbands , children and parents , servants and masters ;
from the 18th verse to the end of the Chapter . The general exhortation is
But that saying of the Saviour is true , No man can serve two masters , Matt . vi .
24 . If , therefore , we be slaves to our earthly desires , we shall never be watchful
to promote our salvation . The poet heretofore sang , Our bosoms do not admit ...
... but to represent more clearly something true , and useful to be known . 4 . In
the last place , Let us glance at that Jesuitical equivocation , which is defended ,
truly I know not whether more ridiculously or impiously , by those master -
... which their master could use as he pleased ; yea , they claimed to themselves
the power of life and death over them as ... the Apostle says there is no difference
between the slave and his master as far as concerns salvation : For the slave , if ...
1 , commands servants who are under the yoke , to count their own masters
worthy of all honour , that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed .
This also Augustine teaches in these words , Expos . in Epist . ad Rom . propos .
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