|Sermon 1. Upon the Social Nature of Man
By Joseph Butler
- Rom. xii. 4, 5.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office; so we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
The epistles of the New Testament have all of them a particular reference to the condition and usages of the Christian world at the time they were written. Therefore, as they cannot be thoroughly understood, unless that condition and those usages are known and attended to; so, further, though they be known, yet, if they be discontinued or changed, exhortations, precepts, and illustrations of things, which ref ...read more