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" For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them... "
The Triumphs of Christianity Over Infidelity Displayed; Or, the Coming of ... - Page 231
by N. NISBETT - 1802
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The works of ... William Huntington ... to the close of the year MDCCCVI.

William Huntington (works.) - 1811
...the latter end is worse with them than the beginning; " For it had been better for them not to know the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them." Our Lord calls this a withering away; Peter terms it a turning away from a knowledge and...
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A Refutation of Calvinism: In which the Doctrines of Original Sin, Grace ...

George Pretyman - Calvinism - 1811 - 590 pages
...latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have Jcnown the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from *he holy commandment delivered unto them (d).n St. Paul tells the Rqjnans and Galatjans, that (.hey...
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The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, Volume 14

John Wesley - Methodism - 1812
...overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the jbegipiting," 2 Pet. ii. 20, 21. " For it had been better for them, not to have known the way of...known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them." That the " knowledge of the way of righteousness," which they had attained, was an inward,...
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Ecclesiastical researches; or, Philo and Josephus proved to be ..., Volume 1

John Jones - 1812
...holds them forth as "persons who once believed in o Christ, and even conformed to his gospel. " It had been better for them not to have known the way of...known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But ife hath happened to them, according to the true proverb, The dog returns to his own...
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The Christian Institutes;: Or, The Sincere Word of God. Being a Plain and ...

Francis Gastrell - Bible - 1812 - 328 pages
...again entangled therein and overcome; the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of...known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (r) As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in hiin ; holding faith...
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The Evangelical Magazine

Missions - 1806
...entangled therein, and overcome, the hitter end is worse with them than the beginning ; fin it bad been better for them not to have known the way of...than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy coiniinindiftOnt ; but it has happened to them according to thetrue proverb: " The dog is turned to...
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Discourses preached at the Temple church, and on several occasions. To which ...

Thomas Sherlock (bp. of London.) - 1812
...Jlumber, ver. 3 ; that it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteoufnefs, than, /after they have known it, to turn from the...commandment delivered to them, ver. 21. In the third and laft chapter he confiders the fcoffers, and their irreligious infult, Where is the promife of his coming...
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Strictures on Sandemanianism: In Twelve Letters to a Freind [!]

Andrew Fuller - Sandemanianism - 1812 - 216 pages
...he does of me, that " he can take either side of the question as he finds occasion:" but this I to have known the way of righteousness, than after they...known it to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them." Sermons, p. 66. suy, he appears to me to feel the force of some truths -which do not well...
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The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts D.D. in Nine Volumes, Volume 3

Isaac Watts - Dissenters, Religious - 1812
...mine, I will recompence, saith the Lord'. It had been better for them, as St. Paul expresses it, not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they...known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them ; 2 Pet. ii. 21. Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment...
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An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews: With Preliminary ..., Volume 4

John Owen - Bible - 1813
...punishment at the last day. So the apostle determines this matter, " It had been better for men not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they...known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them," 2 Peter ii. 21. Again, This unbelief in rejecting the gospel, is either notional and practical,...
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