Saturday, November 26, 2005

Edwards on slandering

Object. But must we, in no case, speak evil of another; or may we not speak of another’s sin in any case?—

Solution 1. It is a very hard matter to speak evil of another without sin.—In one way or another, we shall dash upon the command: better let it alone.—If you speak of the failings of another, it should be with tenderness and grief; as, when they are incorrigible, and likely to infect others; or when it is for the manifest glory of God.—To them that receive the slander, he is a slanderer, who wrongs his neighbour’s credit, by upholding an ill report against him.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards. Volume I. His diary: Saturday noon, July 20.

My sincere apologies for the lack of updates. I have been occupied reading "non-puritan" books, especially C.J. Mahaney's new book: Humility - True Greatness.

3 Comments:

At 12/07/2005 08:55:00 PM, Blogger meredith* said...

Priiiiii

the apartment you moved into is the same building that my friend Christie (who i think you know from Providence) lives in... where i practically live when I come home on breaks.

i think its a sign.

 
At 12/08/2005 02:28:00 PM, Blogger puritan quotes said...

hey Meredith :)

How do you know we moved? And we would be most honored if you visited on your next "home on break" visits.
I think I do know your friend Christie, the one that hangs out with you and Andrew and folks?

Now to the "sign" you mentioned...with all my studying the book of John, you would think I could get this. I fail to see what "it" is - what is the sign? Moreso, I am even more confused at what this sign is pointing to- what does it represent. Any wisdom will be appreciated :).
see you soon -- maybe?
pri

 
At 12/29/2005 09:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This quote rebuked my face off.
Thanks.

 

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