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SERMONS

ON VARIOUS

IMPORTANT SUBJECTS.

SERMON XVI.*

The Importance and Advantage of a thorough

Knowledge of Divine Truth,

HEBREWS v. 12.

FOR WHEN, FOR THE TIME, VE OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS, YE

HAVE NEED THAT ONE TEACH YOU AGAIN WHICH BE
THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE ORACLES OF GOD; AND
ARE BECOME SUCH AS HAVE NEED OF MILK, AND NOT
OF STRONG MEAT.

THESE words are a complaint, which the apostle makes of a certain defect in the Christian Hebrews, to whom he wrote. Wherein we may observe,

1. What the defect complained of is, víz. A want of such a proficiency in the knowledge of the doctrines and mysteries of religion, as might have been expected of them. The apos tle complains of them, that they had not made that progress

• Dated November, 1739.

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