Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

6.8.1657 (Thursday 6 August 1657)

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6: one Mr Stebbing a member of the church at Coxall, being somewhat tied up in his marriage by the church desired me to go to them. I did, I found they waved the considerations of age, and insisted on that of godliness, from. 1. Cor. 7.39. et. 2. Cor. 6.14. which prove only that believers professors of the same faith marry. they left him to his liberty, to seek god, and to observe the impressions of god on his spirit, I desired him to beware of temptation he was bit before, this we very friendly parted. this day we had a very great shower in our parts