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SERMON S,

ON THE

DOCTRINES AND TRUTHS

OF

THE LORD'S NEW CHURCH:

DELIVERED IN THE

New Jerufalem Temple,

BIRMINGHAM.

And now published by Subfcription, at the
Request of the Society.

BY J. PROUD, N.H.M.

Et dixit fedens fuper throno, ecce nova omnia facio.

Nunc licet.

APO. xxi. 5.

E. S.

BIRMINGHAM,

PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. BELCHER;

SOLD ALSO BY THE AUTHOR.

1792.

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DEDICATION.

WORTHY AND BELOVED BRETHREN,

OF

THE NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH, IN BIRMINGHAM;

FOR you the following difcourses were compofed, to you they were delivered, and by your request they are now published; therefore to you they are more peculiarly dedicated. The approbation they have met with from so judicious a fociety, gives me reason to hope they may be acceptable, and useful, to those who fhall read them and I am happy in having this opportunity of publicly acknowledging, how much fatisfaction and pleasure I feel in poffeffing the

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the good opinion and esteem, and above all, the AFFECTION, of that fociety, to which my private ftudies and public labors are particularly

devoted.

Love to God and man is the effence of our religion; your love to God, I trust, is manifefted by a regular life of piety and goodness, by a constant and zealous obedience to the holy commandments of the word; and your love to each other is evident to all. Harmony, unanimity, and peace, have been uninterruptedly preserved amongst us; and I believe I am justified in saying, that every real member loves his brethren as he loves himself. But your charity is not confined, will never be confined within the narrow limits of your own fociety; it does, and will extend to ALL men, near or diftant, friend or foe, of whatever name or nation. If we love God,

we

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