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Sin: May Be Committed by Proxy

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According to an old writer, no Capuchin among the Papists may take or touch silver. This metal is as great an anathema to them as the wedge of gold to Achan, at the offer whereof they start back as Moses from the serpent; yet the monk has a boy behind him who will receive and carry home any quantity, and neither complain of metal nor measure. Such are those who are great sticklers themselves for outward observance in religion, but at the same time compel their servants to sin on their account. They who sin by substitute shall be damned in person.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Sin: May Be Committed by Proxy'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​s/sin-may-be-committed-by-proxy.html. 1870.
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