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Charity (Coulson translation)

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7. Every good that a man does to the neighbour is of charity, or is charity. The quality of the charity therefore may be recognized from the three things preceding, namely:

1, To what extent he shuns evils as sins,

2, To what extent he knows and recognizes what are sins;

3, And to what extent he has seen them in himself, confessed them, and repented. These are the indications to anyone of what quality is the charity he has.

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