What Breeds Offenses

“Tenaciousness and self-willedness often breed offenses, and continually stand in the way of removing them; and although there is nothing more ordinary in a time of offenses that that, to wit, for men to stand to their own judgment and opinion as if it were a piece of liberty and conscience not to condescend in a thing that we judge lawful, yet is there nothing more unsuitable for Christians in such a time. For as Solomon says, Only by pride comes contention (Prov. 13:10). So this self pleasing humor is the great fomentor of offenses in the church” (Durham, p. 39).

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