Obadiah Sedgwick: combatting heresy is part of holiness

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If any Reader should now be so unhappy in his charity as to calumniate this discovery of heresies and blasphemies to be an arrow subtly designed against holiness and good men: to such a one, all that I would reply is this; 1. The surest friends to holiness have been the sharpest enemies to errors; Christ and his Apostles were so. 2. That I never yet have learned what direct advantage did at any time redound to true sanctity, by a patient endurance of heresy and blasphemy. 3. Nor can I be so uncharitable as to think, that any person sincerely holy, or intending the progress of holiness, durst be a friend to such damnable and soul-destroying errors. ...

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