shall be eternally damned. And there is included herein,
Obs. IX. Whatever light thoughts men may have of sin, of any
sin, the judgment of God concerning all sin, which is according to
truth, must stand for ever. — To have slight thoughts of sin, will prove
no relief unto sinners.
Obs. X. Fornication and adultery are sins in their own nature, de-
serving eternal damnation. — If the due wages of all sin be death,
much more is it so of so great abominations.
Obs. XI. Men living and dying impenitently in these sins, shall
eternally perish; or an habitual course in them is utterly inconsistent
with any spark of saving grace ; see Eph. v. 5 ; 1 Tim. i. 10 ; Rev. xxi.
8, xxii. 15.
And there is an emphasis in the expression, 'God will judge;'
wherein we may see,
Obs. XII. That the especial aggravation of these sins do, in a pe-
culiar manner, expose men unto a sore condemnation, 1 Cor. iii. 17,
Obs. XIII. All occasions of, all temptations leading unto these sins,
are to be avoided, as we take care of our souls.
Obs. XIV. Although the state of men may be changed, and divine
wrath due to those sins, be finally escaped by repentance, yet it may
be observed, that of all sorts of sinners, those who are habitually
given up unto these lusts of the flesh, are of all others, the most
rarely called, and brought to effectual repentance. Yet,
Obs. XV. Many of those persons, bv reason of their convictions,
received in the light of a natural conscience, do live in a kind of seem-
ing repentance, whereby they relieve themselves after some acts of
uncleanness, until by the power of their lust they are hurried again
into them. But I must not here further discourse these things.
Ver. 5, 6. — A?(n-oe tqottoq, ' honest manners ;' an honest conversation ;
and j3eAiv(ttoc rpowog, ' excellent manners ;' and rpo7roc Sucaiog, ' a
just righteous conversation,' and rpoirog baiog, ' holy manners ;' and
on the contrary, ttikooq rpoTroq, * bitter, fro ward manners.'