Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
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John Flavel was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. He was an English Presbyterian clergyman and author. He studied at the University College, Oxford. In 1650, he was ordained by the presbytery at Salisbury. He settled in Diptford, where he honed his numerous gifts. In 1656, he accepted a call to be minister in the thriving seaport of Dartmouth. He was ejected from his living by the passing of the Act of Uniformity in 1662, but continued to preach and administer the sacraments privately till the Five Mile Act of 1665, when he retired to Slapton, 5 miles away. He then lived for a time in London, but returned to Dartmouth, where he labored till his death in 1691. His principal works are his Navigation Spiritualized, The Fountain of Life, and The Method of Grace.
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