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072

Aás

16.

24.

49

O

do

you believe and

remember

that

there

is

a

Confci-

ence

within

you,

and

that

it

will call

you to

a

reckoning

!

Sure,

if

ye

did

in

good earnefl, ye would be

other

man-

ner

of

men.

'Tis

generally

granted, that there

is

a

Confcience

in

all, and

the

profanef

will have

Confcience

often in

their

mouth (and indeed

their

Confcience

is

little

worth)

when

they (land

in no awe

of

it,

but

rather

trample

on

it

:

Let

me tell

you,

The

greater light

ye

have,

and

the more

means

and warnings

ye

are

privileged

with,

the

greater

will

be

the aggravation

of

your guilt,

and

the more

dreadful

will

be

your dittay and doom from

God,

and

from

your

own Confcience

:

If

Confcience

will

be

an

impartial

witgefs,

and fevere

judge

againft

all,

even

Heathens,

who

never heard the gofpel, O

then

what

accefs

will

it

have,

terribly

to

reprove, condemn,

finite and

gnaw

you

that

live

under

the gofpel,

and

hear

the

word daily

!

Many

of

you have force

Duckling

and

furring

of

Confcience

within you

:

But,

alas

!

ye

know

not

what it

meaneth, and

would be

quit

of

it

:

But

from this word

be

exhorted

to

know, who bath

appoin-

ted

it,

and

for

what end

it

is

appointed,

and make

ufe

of

its

warnings

;

as

for othere

that

know

ir,

and go

on

leeping

fecurely

in

your

fin,

1

muff fay

this

to

you,That,

the more knowledge

ye have

of

it, it

will

certainly make

you

to

have

the

more

dreadful

wakning.

When

all

the

kindred,

of

the

earth

fhall

howl

at

the

feeing

of

the

Son

of

man,

and fraud

trembling

at

his

prefence, O what

a

fcreich

and

cry

will Confcience have

in

that day,

louder

(I

conceive)

in

force

refpe&,

than the

trumpet

itfelf,

fet-

ring home

the

truth

of

challenges, bearing

witnefs

of

the

fa&, and repkrefenting

the

horror,

terror

and

tor-

ment abiding them

!

Therefore

think

on

it,

O think on

it,

all

ye

who continue

in fin,

and

will

not

be

reclaimed,

who mock

at all

warnings,

and

break

all

bonds, and

will

not

be

fuhjet

to

difcipline

;

ye

Than'

not

be

able to

/hake

off

the bond

of

Confcience,

but

it

(hall

bind

you

as,

the

collar

of

your coat,

and

keep

you

bound

till

ye

be

filled

before

the

judgment -feat of God.

Ufe

3.

Seeing ye

have

a

Confcience,

let

it

not

be

(-

lent, idle

and

ufelefs,

but

put

it

ro

(peak, and do you

hear

what

it

faith,

and take

you

from it

;

it

will

not

be

bribe&