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WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING A SERMON
PREACHED BEFORE THE BEDFORD UNION :-
[SECOND AMERICAN, FROM THE SECOND LONDON EDITION.]
THESE THINGS I WILL THAT THOU AFFIRM CONSTANTLY,
THAT THEY WHICH HAVE BELIEVED IN GOD MIGHT BE
GOOD AND PROFITABLE UNTO MEN.
BUT AVOID TOOLISH QUESTIONS, AND GENEALOGIES, AND
CONTENTIONS, AND STRIVINGS ABOUT THE LAW ; FOR
FROM Sidner's PRESS,
MISTAKES CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF THE
Wot ye not what the Scripture saith of Elias ? How he ma-
keth intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they
have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars :
and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith
the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself
seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the
And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell
there ; and make there an altar unto God, that appeared
unto thee when thou Aleddest from the face of Esau thy
brother. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all
that were with him, Put away the strange Gods that are
among you, and be clean, and change your garments: and let
us arise, and go up to Bethel ; and I will make there an
altar unto God, who answered me in the day of
tress, and was with me in the way which I went.-Gen.
THE NATURE OF GENUINE RELIGION.
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit
within you and I will take the stony heart out of their
flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh; that they may
walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do
them and they shall be my people, and I will be their
I fear the Lord from my youth.-1 KINGS Xviii. 12.
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom
are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make
the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
THE CONDEMNATION OF SELF-WILL.
Should it be according to hy mind?-JOB xxxiv. 33.
THE PRIVILEGES OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace
and glory no good thing will he withhold from them that
THE CONDITION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE
pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but
And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought
quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it
were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's
journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it
were two cubits high upon the face of the earth. And the
people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the
next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered
least gathered ten homers; and they spread them all abroad
for themselves round about the camp. And while the flesh
was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath
of the Lord was kindled against the people? and the Lord
smote the people with a very great plague. And he called
the name of that place Kibroth-Hattaaavah: because there
they buried the people that lusted,-NUMBERS xi. 31-34.