Bates - BT825 B37 1683

upon D EA T 13T whelm'd with defpair, and their laf} Error is work than the Ertl. 3.5.Others are deceived with things that are fhort of true repentance, and mif+ake a falle peace for a true, and affwage the anguifh of Confcience by palliating reme- dies. Their forrowfal fenfe of Sin, their Prayers, their refoluti- ons ofAmendments, are the pro. duff of fervile Fear, that is in- effetual to Salvation. And as'tis with crafty Tradefinen that take up much upon truff when they are ready to breaking ; fo they are very liberal of their promifes of Reformation, when in their own apprehenfion near dying. But how often does Experience convince us of the inefficacy of a fick-bed Repentance ? Howma- ny that were very penitent and devout, with one foot as it were in theGrave, and another inHell, K z and