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and despised others; and yet they had no such righteousness as God approved. But though they were righteous overmuch in some things, they were quite deficient in other things relating to practice. The Sa viour told them that they devoured widows' houses. They, who are truly pious, have respect unto all God's commandments, while they, who affect the character of piety, re semble a monstrous production in nature, some of whose parts are too large, while others are proportionably too small, or wholly deficient."
Finally, if the many ten thousands who profess religion, yet are in the full pursuit of riches, are unfeeling to the poor, love God for the sake of recompense, avoid sin to escape hell, follow Christ for the loaves and fishes-if these enjoy religion, I must confess I do not know what true religion is. For my part, till I live free from every sin, I will not profess to be a saint; but will rather continue in the station, and use the language of the penitent publican, "God be merciful to me a sinner."