civilly invite him to a fever. Justice is too often taught to bow to great interests, and men canno; live without flattery : and there are some trades that minister to sin, so that without a sin we cannot maintain our fami- lies ; and if you mean to live, you must do as others do. ow so long as men see they are like to be undone by innocence, and that they can no way live but by compliance with the evil customs of the world, men con- clude practically, because they must live, they must sin ; they must live handsomely, and, therefore, must do some things un- handsomely, and so upon the whole matter sin is unavoidable. Fain they would, but cannot tell how to help it. But since it is no better, it is well it is no worse. For it is St. Paul's case, no worse man : he would and he would not, he did and he did not; he was willing, but he was not able ; and, therefore, the case is clear, that if a man strives against sin, and falls unwillingly, it shall not be imputed to him ; he may be a regenerate man for all that. A man must, indeed, wrangle against sin when it comes, and, like a peevish lover, resist and consent at the same time, and then all is well ; for this not only consists with, but is a sign of the state of regeneration. If this be true, God will be very ill served. If it be not true, most men will have bat 6 nail hopes of being saved, because this ii the condition of most men. What then it to be done? Truth can do ui no hurt; and S&KK. 11.