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" For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them... "
A Manual of Family Prayers for Every Day in the Week: With Special Forms for ... - Page 65
by John Julius PLUMER - 1845 - 252 pages
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The whole works of the most Rev. James Ussher...: with a life of the author...

James Ussher - 1660
...worse than the beginning." Here is that apostacy, and here is the subject of the temporary faith. " It had been better for them not to have known the...turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them ;" this was a temporary conversion, as " Ephraim1, like a broken bow, turned back in the day of battle."...
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The Works of the Most Reverend John Tillotson, Lord Archbishop of ..., Volume 7

John Tillotson - Sermons, English - 1757
...to turn his back upon it. So St. Peter tells us, 2 Pet. ii. 20, 2i. " For if after they have efcaped the pollutions " of the world, through the knowledge...entangled therein and overcome ; the latter " end is worfe with them than the beginning ; for " it had been better for them not to have known " the way...
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Zelotes and Honestus, Reconciled, Or An Equal Check to Pharisaism and ...

John Fletcher - Justification (Christian theology) - 1775 - 406 pages
...Seek ye poverty of fpirit, and the holinefs defcribed in the fermon on the mount.] Mat. vi, 33. — It had been better for them not to have known THE...turn from the HOLY COMMANDMENT delivered unto them. 2 Pet. ii. zi. — By faith Noah moved with fear PREPARED AN ARK &c, [ie obeyed] by the which he, &c....
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A Key to the Pilgrim's Progress: Designed to Assist the Admirers of that ...

Andronicus - 1790 - 333 pages
...\yith'indelible Reproach, The Condemnation of fuch is terrible indeed : for if after, they have ejcaped the Pollutions of the. World, through the Knowledge...entangled therein, and overcome ; the latter End is worfe with them than the Beginning : for it had been better for them not to have known the Way of Rightepufnefs,...
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The Evangelical Magazine, Volume 4

Missions - 1796
...of grace ?" Ch. x. 26, 27, 28, 29. "Peter also describes the same characters : " For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through...turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again;...
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The Evangelical Magazine

Missions - 1807
...they have escaped the pollutions oT the world thro" the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour JesusChrist, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the...been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, aficr they have kuo\vn it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them."...
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Sermons to country congregations, Volume 2

George Haggitt - 1796
...that we have committed, we shall " die." St. Peter is very express on this head: — " If, after they have escaped the " pollutions of the world through...latter end is " worse with them than the beginning." We must, therefore, continue our exertions to the end of our course, we must fight the good fight to...
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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of ...

1802 - 583 pages
...corruption : for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if, afterthey have escaped the pollutions of the world, through...again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end_ is worse with them than the beginning. 2 1 For it had been better for them not to have known the...
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The triumphs of Christianity over infidelity displayed, or the coming of the ...

Nehemiah Nisbett - 1802
...their own " judgment did not linger, nor their own damnation slumber, " ver. 3. — that it would have been better for them, not- to " have known the way...known it to turn from the holy commandment delivered to '' them. ver. 21. In the third and last chapter, he considers " the scoffers, and their irreligious...
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Sermons, on a Number of Connected Subjects: In which an Attempt is Made to ...

John Smalley - Congregational churches - 1803 - 436 pages
...truth. 2. There must be continuance in well-doing. It rs said, 2 Pet. ii. 20, 21, 22, " If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through...turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again...
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