What are those aggravations that make some sins more heinous than others?
Sins receive their aggravations, 1) From the persons offending if they be of riper age, greater expereince or grace, eminent for profession, gifts, place, offie, guides to others, and whose example is likely to be followed by others. 2) From the parties offended: if immediately against God, his attributes, and worship; against Christ, and his grace; the Holy Spirit, his witness and workings against superiors, men of eminency, and such as we stand espeically realted and engaged unto; against any of the aints, particularly weak brethren, the souls of them, or any other, and the common good of all or many. 3) From the nature and quality of the offense: if it be against the express letter of the law, break many commandments, contain in it many sins: if not only conceived in the heart, but breaks forth in words and actions, scandalize others, and admit of no reparation: if against means, mercies, judgments, light of nature, conviction of conscience, public or private admonition, censures of the church, civil punishments; and our prayers, purposes, promises, vows, covenants, and egagements to God or men: if done deliberately, willfully, presumptuously, impudently, boastingly, maliciously, frequently, obstinately, with delight, continuance, or relasping after repentance. 4) From cirucmstances of time and place: if on the Lord's day, or any other times of divine worship; or immeidately before or after theses, or other helps to prevent or remedy such miscarriages; if in public, or in the presence of others, who are thereby likely to be provoked or defiled.