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this produced a godly sorrow, and a renunciation of those evils which rendered repentancé necessary ? Have we been led by faith to Jesus Christ, as our only refuge in the day of trouble? Do we now feel that we have peace with God; and are pressing forward after higher attainments of Christian knowledge, and experience ? Can we demonstrate to the world the truth and reality of our religion, by our sober, faithful, holy, and upright lives, by an honest attention to all our lawful avocations? Does the purity and excellence of religion thus shine forth in our daily walk and conversation ?

It is good to have our judgments accurately informed respecting divine truth; but unless this truth influence our hearts, we shall be none the better for it at last. “With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” If this publication should so stir up the flame of controversy, as to extinguish love to God and man, I should repent of my labour, and miss the main object of writing. Let us hold fast the form of sound words, earnestly contend for the pure system of truth; but let us do it with meekness and respect, confirming our love, even towards those who may differ from us in some speculative points, which are deemed of importance. But that which is the most important, is a full deliverance from sin, and a perfect conformity to the divine image of righteousness and true holiness. May we so speak and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. Amen.

CONTENTS.

LETTER J.

ON FOREORDINATION.

Reasons for writing, 13-General examination of Mr. Wil-
liston's text, and his comment, 15--The doctrine of fore-
ordination militates 1. against the justice of God, 18–2.
against his wisdon, 21-3. his holiness, 26–4. his goodne88, ib.
-5. his truth, 28—and 6. against his immutability, 30. An
examination of those scriptures quoted by Mr. W. to prove
his doctrine of foreordination, 31-Positive scripture proof
against that doctrine, 51-The doctrine of particular provo
idence not peculiar to Hopkinsianism : God governs the
world in wisdom and goodness, 54-Sin not for the greatest
good of the universe, 58--God is pleased with his work, but
not with sin, 63—Hopkinsianism not of divine origin, 64.

ON TOTAL DEPRAVITY.

ON ELECTION.

LETTER IV.

ON CHRISTIAN PERFECTION.

Inference retorted, 209-Unlimited perfection, not scriptural,
211–His doctrine self-contradictory, one part being subver.
sive of the other, ibid.The candid reader invited to deter.
mine for himself, 212.

ON THE POSSIBILITY OF FALLING FROM GRACE.

LETTER VI.

His contradictory assertions, 257-A sample of Satan's doc-
trine, 258–His religion ed to th taste of depraved
sinners, 260 ;-and has a deceptive influence, 261-Satan will

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