Amos 8:11-12, Biblical Counseling, Brief Directions Unto a Godly Life, Devil, Discipleship, godliness, Holiness, Job 13:15, John Owen, Luke 15:6, Matthew 24:12, Matthew 8:11-12, Paul Bayne, Paul Baynes, Psalm, Psalm 22:4-5, Psalm 27:1, Revelation 22;1, Revelation 2:2, Romans 5:1–5, Satan, Walk by Rule
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CHAPTER TWENTY: HOW THE DEVIL HINDERS GODLINESS
The rules formally described, if they will be followed, to bring a Christian (though not to perfection in this life) yet to such an estate as he shall find rest for his soul daily, which others shall want. Yet because many dangers will be in the way that may hinder the weak, therefore it will be profitable to know the lets and hindrances which may hold us back from peace with God. By knowing such things, we may learn how to prevent them before they come and hurt us; or else how to rise from [from] them when we are fallen; or how to turn into the way when by occasion we are gone out of it.
Now the main and chief hindrance is the Devil, with all his force, subtlety, and malice, which combines with our evil hearts — so far if they are unreformed. And by means of both, all things in the world, though not in their own nature, but by them made occasions for our falling and offending God.