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John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charity, 1630
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Winthrop, John, 1588-1649
one towardes another; in both the former respects, the lawe of nature and the lawe of grace, or the morall lawe or the lawe of the gospell, to omitt the rule of Justice as not propperly belonging to this purpose otherwise then it may fall into consideracion in some perticuler Cases: By the first of these lawes man as he was enabled soe withall is commaunded to love his neighbour as himselfe upon this ground stands all the precepts of the morall lawe, which concernes our dealeings with men. To apply this to the workes of mercy, this lawe requires two things first that every man afford his help to another in every want or distresse Secondly, that hee performe this out of the same affeccion which makes him carefull of his owne goods according to that of our Savior Matth: [blank] Whatsoever ye would that men should doe to you. This was practiced by Abraham and Lott in entertaining the Angells and the old man of Gibea. The Lawe of Grace or the Gospell hath
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