No immediate anfwers from heaven are now to be expected by audible vorce by prophetick dreams v
‘No immediate anfwers from heaven are now to be expected by audible . vorce, by prophetick dreams, vifions, or the like; no refponfes by Urim and Thummim ; no priefts, nor prophets, by whole fimple declarations our duty is to be determined. No ; but we have a Divine Rule, which marks for us a clear line of conduct in all great concerns, and every part of it approves itfelf to confcience. For inftance; we have the golden rule our divine Mafter gave us, " Whatfoever ye would that men fhould do to you, do ye even fo them."\ According to this, we muft maintain no points againft others, which we-could not think it would be right for others to maintain againft us ; and be fure to confider nothing as caufe of war, which we muft not confefs would be fuch, if done by ourfelves.’
Sermon, the Question of War with Great Britain, Examined upon Moral and Christian Principles (Classic Reprint). Forgotten Books, 2019, p.5.