Device Against the Saints

Satan’s Devices to Destroy and Ensnare All Sorts and Ranks of Men in the World. –Part 3 of 4

III. Device Against the Saints

By dividing them and causing them to ‘bite and devour one another’:

For remedies, consider that

A. It is better to dwell on saints’ graces rather than on their weaknesses and infirmities
B. Love and union best promote safety and security
C. God commands and requires the saints to love one another
D. It is better to eye the things in which saints agree rather than those things wherein they differ
E. God is the God of peace, Christ the prince of peace, and the Spirit the Spirit of peace
F. It is needful for the saints to make more care and conscience of maintaining their peace with God
G. It is needful to dwell much upon the relationship and union of the people of God
H. Discord is productive of miseries
I. It is good and honorable to be the first in seeking peace and reconcilement
J. Saints should agree well together, making the Word the only touchstone and judge of their words and actions
K. Saints should be much in self-judging
L. Saints should labor to be clothed with humility

-Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, 1652.

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