There is another prominent evil which has of late forced itself upon our observation; that is, the loose, Antinomian spirit so widely prevalent in the Calvinistic churches.

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In order to observe this, compare the loose, careless spirit and walk of many professors of doctrinal truth in our day, with the vital, experimental, practical godliness contended for by Bunyan, Owen, Rutherford, Romaine, etc —, or to appeal to a higher standard, the precepts of our Lord and His apostles — and then see how deeply many churches and congregations professing the letter of Truth are sunk into carnality and disobedience. As evil may be manifold in acts, and yet one in spirit, so this denial of practical godliness, by deed rather than by word, has assumed many forms.

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