An utter and entire war of extermination!
O Christian, never take hold of sin except with a gauntlet
in your hand; never go to it with the kid glove of friendship;
never talk delicately of it; always hate it in every shape.
If sin comes to you as a little fox, take heed of it,
for it will spoil the grapes.
Whether it bounds towards you as a roaring lion, seeking
whom it may devour; or makes advances in an attractive form,
with graceful demeanor, seeking by a pretended affection to
entice you into sin -- beware; for its hug is death, and its
Sin of every kind you are to war with --
sin of lip, of hand, of heart.
However gilded with profit; however varnished with the
seemliness of morality; however complimented by the great;
or however popular with the multitude, you are to hate sin
everywhere, in all its disguises, at every time, and in every place.
Not one sin is to be spared, but against the whole is to be
proclaimed an utter and entire war of extermination!