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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just Jesting or Mocking God?

Of all the frothy and profane wits who scoff at [fill in the blank], and make it a matter of unsavory mirth. See how misbecoming Christians this is, partly as it is a duty required by God. Should any of God's laws be made matter of laughter and derision to us? This is to make mock of sin, which is the guise of atheistical fools, Prov. 14:9; for if we scoff at the law that forbids it, we make the transgression a mere matter of laughter. I am sure it weakens our reverence of God's precepts.

Thomas Manton, from sermon 27, vol. 19, "The Works of Thomas Manton," p.413.


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