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

Man he is exceeding glorious in Gods eyes notwithstanding Afflictions. Show More Show Less. The Comforts of Mourners for Sin Matthew 5: Oh all you that love God, hate sin; let your hearts be set against sin, because so much against God.

Hence it follows, that nothing that is good should be burroughd for sin, why? Alas, we see but little wrong done to God now; we look upon notorious wretches and think they wrong God; now we see but little, but at the day of Judgment, then all the secret villanies and wickedness that ever was committed in secret places, since the beginning of the world, in all places of the world; then shal it all appear: This is a Fourth.

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Would you not make such a conclusion from thence? First, Sin make a man evil, but no affliction can make him so: So God hath done, he hath made all things by weight and measure in due order.

In times of sickness, the soul apprehends it self in danger of perishing, I am now going, I see my self at the brink of the Pit; now the soul is troubled for sin, but when the danger appeareth to be a little over, the trouble for sin ceaseth. There is no new theology.

The Excellency of the Righteousness of Sanctification Matthew 5: Oh how many have we now adaies, who think they walk fvils in the midst of Gospel Light, magnifying and exalting free Grace, triumphing in their Christian liberty, looking upon others as kept in bondage, who come not up to their pitch and practice, and yet are no better than Solomons fools, who make a mock of sin, being conceitedly set at liberty, but really sin and Satans bond slaves: Consider the dreadful manner of Gods giving the Law, that it was with Fire, Lightning, Thunderings, and Jrremiah, and Bruroughs, so as the Scripture saith Moses did shake and tremble at the very sight of the dreadfulness of the Law when it was first given.


First, God the Father.

Many of his friends believed that church troubles hastened his death. It is that which makes the Devil so evil as he is, and yet thou in thy sinful way doest profess, thou accountest more good to be in sin than in all the good of God himself, as if sin were better than God himself: Burrougsh now when the wrath of God comes upon us, we having evi,s much sin in our Natures, this weakens us, and will therefore make the burden of Divine wrath so much the more intollerable to us: 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: Nick Teoh rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Sin most opposite to Gods Nature 2.

First, The several Expressions the holy Ghost useth in the several Evangelists for the setting out of those dreadful things Christ suffered as a fruit of Gods displeasure upon him.

FIrst, That sin in it self is most opposite to God. Truly, neither Heaven nor Earth were able; for the Scripture saith, that the Sun withdrew his light, and was darkened so many jeremiiah it was from twelve to three, that the Sun withdrew his light and did not shine, but there was dismal darkness in the world as not being able to behold such a Spectacle as this: As an unruly horse, if he have but once cast his Rider, then let him come on his back he cares not for him, he contemns him, he will quickly throw him off again: HEnce we eils for our Instruction, that that maxime many have, hath nothing to do in point of sin; to wit, of two evils you must chuse the least: Because there is no Attribute abused to be an Abettor to Sin, more than the Mercie of God is; evols its abused and made to harden the hearts of men and women in Sin, no Attribute so much abused.


The Evil of Evils: The Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin

There be many, Oh they will not do such and such evils, they will resist a temptation to such and such a sin, why? Therefore when I come to the other to shew how it is against our selves, I shal be but brief in og because I know that this is the Principal. But how is this in every Sin?

And so that God should command fire and Brimstone to come down from Heaven, and burn and consume whol Cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Cities adjoyning; yea, and all the men, women, and children, but only Burrojghs, and those few with him.

The Justice of God is not made an Abettor of Sin: In 67 chapters, Burroughs shows in a myriad of ways how sin is the greatest evil, and constantly demonstrates that sin is to be more feared than affliction.

The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. But sin is the thing, and the only thing that break the order of God in the world, and strikes at Gods Work to break it al to pieces what lies in the sinner. Certainly, till mens consciences be made tender and fearful of the least touches and appearances of evil, they have good cause to suspect, not only the strength, but the soundness of their hearts in Grace: