Satan's herd of swine!
(William Secker, "The Consistent Christian")
"You shall not follow a multitude--to do evil."
The generality of people--are like dead fish,
which float down the stream, wherever it runs.
The 'voice of the people'--is often the voice
of the devil.
Satan's herd of swine--is larger than Christ's
flock of sheep! Let them be ever so mighty--we
are not to fear them. Let them be ever so many
--we are not to follow them.
If we will not have the people of the world to be
our leaders--we shall be sure to have them as our
troublers. If they cannot seduce us into their evil
ways--they will oppose us in our holy ways. If they
cannot scorch us with their fire--they will try to
blacken us with their smoke. They will speak evil
of us--because we do not run into the same excess
of evil with them. Because we refuse to play the
fool with them--they will say that we are mad.
"Though the people of Israel are as numerous
as the sand on the seashore--only the remnant
will be saved." Romans 9:27. The whole piece
belongs to the Devil--but God cuts off a remnant
The trees of righteousness are thinly
planted--in the world's orchard.
There are many wicked sinners
--to one godly man!
Pebbles lie abundant in the streets
--but pearls are rare to find.
Sinners are certainly the greatest company
--but they are also the worst company.
Remember, the multitude of people, are like the
droves of cattle--which go to the slaughter!
Those who follow after others in sinning--will
be sure to follow them in suffering! Alas, the
largeness of the multitude, will not extinguish
the fierceness of the flame! The great number
of those immortal faggots--will but intensify
the fury of the eternal fire! .
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