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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Hence it follows, that nothing that is good thee be evills for sin, why? That which hath been delivered is the bottom and ground of these that we shall mention, and we see the reason of all these. EIghtly, This is one Consequence follows, If sin be so great an evil as you have heard, so much against God, wrongs God so heremiah as it doth, and strikes at God; Hence then we see the reason why God manifests such sore displeasure against sin.

Alex rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Bur This rare treatise has been out of print since Is it not a wrong to any King, yea, to your selves though mean, for those that are your inferiors to do that before your face that you hate above all things in the world? Carry this home with you, any that have been vile, perhaps you think you have grace because you are not so vile as heretofore you have been; but certainly if you have grace, there will be a proportionableness between the holiness of your lives now, and your jetemiah life before; you will take advantage, I have wronged God so before, now I must live thus and thus: And that Burrouhhs may cleer it to your Conscience, That in every evil way there is this: So that we only need now, to give Letters Testimonial to the World, that these viz.

First, That dreadful manifestation of the displeasure of God against the Angels that sinned against him: Oh that an Enemie to God should ever come out of my Loins!

Some knows somwhat of Gods Attributes, and can discourse of him, yet perhaps never knew before how sin made against this God, this is that people fail in; certainly both together hath not been known by most people. Oh the time upon which Bureoughs depends is all lost; for you have spent jeemiah in the wayes of sin, that hath no good in it.

But they have gone to company, and laughed it away, drunk, and played it away talked it away.

The Evil of Evils

Know this day God presents to thy soul the desperate delusions of it, what? But now why should not thy heart melt and lament when thou canst say, Oh the Child out of my Loins and Bowels, how doth he wrong the blessed God of all the world? As for instance now, Suppose some keep at home upon the Lords day and mend their Cloaths, if any rebuke them, they will say, Better do this than worse; better do this than go to the Ale-house: Franklin Goldberg rated it it was amazing Jun 13, And Brethren obseive it, for it may be useful in the course of our lives God never brings any man or woman to such straits, that of necessity they must chuse one Sin, chuse this or the other Sin.


Oh when I put it to thee in the Name of the Lord in all thy life didst thou shed one tear for the sins of those among whom you live? Certainly there is this in sin, for if you account not your waies more equal, why chuse you them? An Exhortation to Mourners for Sin Matthew 5: Who knows the power of thy wrath?

As with David in the Certainly brethren, that wrong is done unto God by sin, as that if any one man that had all the patience of all the men and women in the world, put into his heart; all the patience and meekness that ever was in all the Saints, since the beginning of the world, if it were all distilled into the heart of one man or woman, and suppose that this man or woman were but wronged as God is, it were impossible but that that man or woman should break forth with revenge against those wrongs done to him or her; it were impossible for such an one to bear, so far as he can see himself able I mean to right himself, so far he could not bear the wrongs done to him: So I apply it to you yong ones, perhaps temptations to that which is a sin against God, comes subtilly, strengthned with this Argument, and the other Argument; but if you have your hearts possessed with this truth, it is a Sin against God; Oh when you cannot Answer the particulars of temptation, burst out and weep, and cry either for your condition, or that you should be pestered with that you know is a sin against God, and say, I had rather lose my life, suffer any thing in the world, than sin against God.

A man is in a sad condition if he have but divers thousands of men come to plead against him, and these cry out for Justice, justice, upon him! I beseech you in your thoughts put these two Scriptures together, these that go up and down in sheep skins and goat skins, are such that the World is not worthy of; and Antiochus the gloriousest King in the World, in Gods Judgment is a vile Person.

Oh how do Men and Women abuse the good things of God to make them serve their corruptions. Being a treatise evila the evil of evils, or the exceeding sinfulness of sin.

But this is the Nature of sin, to seek the destruction of the Eternal God of glory. Jeremiah Burroughs was a wonderful man of God who was an brilliant author.


If God should in his infinite wisdom have studied as one may so speak from all Eternity to have found out a way to have presented sin to be dreadful to the Children of men, we could not conceive how infinite Wisdom should from all eternity have found out an Argument to manifest the evil of sin more, or so much as in the sufferings of Jesus Christ: What is the reason of this? Troy Lizenby rated it really liked it Jan 12, To ask other readers questions about The Evil of Evilsplease sign up.

Take heed thou dost not go on in waies of crossing God evilx his end, for God will have his end one way or other. Carlos Gonzalez rated it really liked it Mar 24, As in a Tree, there is more Sap in an Arm of the Tree, than in a little Sprig; but the Sprig hath the jeremaih Sap for kind that the Arm of the Tree hath, and it al comes from the same root.

But Christ that knew full well what the wrath of God was, and saw to the bottom thhe it, he understood to the dregs what that Cup was; and he stood amazed at the sight of it when he was to drink it. Thus he gives a dreadful shreek at sin; see what a difference he makes between Affliction and Sin, and accounts it abundantly more evil to be in sin, than in affliction. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Which is the unfeigned and earnest desire of. Men look upon sin through false Mediums, and beleeve the reports and interpretations which the world and the flesh gives of sin, and thus are cheated to their own destruction: Certainly Brethren, Christ had that weight and burden upon him, that would have prest all the Angels in Heaven, and Men in the World down to the bottomless gulf of despair: 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 wvil pieces what lies in the sinner.

The Evil of Evils, or the Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin

That was only to set forth thus much to us, That if the Law that God gave be broken, that then God will be very dreadful to those that break it; therefore he gives it at first in such a dreadful manner. Hardcover Edgar Rice Burroughs Books.

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