On the evil of tempting God (Thomas Goodwin)

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That we should not put ourselves upon occasions of suffering or danger, till such time as God calls us. It is unwarrantable, and it is sinful so to do. … As it is unwarrantable to put ourselves upon occasions of sufferings, so it is dangerous for us to tempt God by putting ourselves upon occasions of sinning; …

Thomas Goodwin, A Discourse of Christ the Mediator (London, 1642) in The Works of Thomas Goodwin (12 vols, Edinburgh: James Nisbet, 1861-66), 5: 242.
 
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