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النشر الإلكتروني

TO THE WORLD

THE DUTY OF ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS.

BY THE

REV. A. CURRIE,

ABERCORN,

AUTHOR OF BELIEVERS' TEARS PRECIOUS IN GOD'S SIGHT;

Or,“ GOD'S BOTTLE FOR BELIEVERS' TEARS;"

“ BELIEVERS' PRECIOUS TO CHRIST," &c.

• What is the world ?-& wildering maze,
Where sin hath tracked ten thousand ways,

Her victims to ensnare;
All broad, and winding, and aslope,
All tempting with perfidious hope,

All ending in despair."

EDINBURGH:
THOMAS GRANT, 21 GEORGE STREET.

LONDON: HOULSTON & STONEMAN.

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INTRODUCTION.

AMONG the many titles which are applied in Scripture to all who are in a state of nature, one of the most significant is the world.At first sight, this title may not seem either very significant, or very sinful. But, when we reflect for a moment upon the character of the world, and remember that it is declared, on the highest authority, that “the whole world lieth in wickedness," or under the power of the Wicked One, our ideas of the term become totally different. Accordingly, not only are we all naturally “of the world,” but, as a necessary consequence, we all “speak of the world” as the supreme subject of our affections; and, in one way or another, we all, more or less, “walk according to the course of this world, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;” and, likewise, serve the “god of this world.” So it

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