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xii

The

A:uthor's · Preface.

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be _put. to Trial, than fince .the Chur-

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ches

Rife

and Recover:_y from

Anticliri–

·fiian

Bondage.

The Storrn now.

'1J~fibly

.

grows upon

the Churche.r

·of

Chr.ifl,

tha' nothing ought to

.fai~t

or jhake the

..

Spirits

ofar~y,

who

kno.~

th.eir Anchor is

fore and caji within the Vail; but the

flrongefl Difficulties, in

following the

·

Lord, when overcpme,yield the greatefl .-–

Villory,

and will be .not

on~y .Ma~ter ~f

Joy

here,_

~ut

to

all

Eterni~y'·

in having

with

P

a_ttence and

I-f

ope endured, and

got well througl? a Throng

of

Te'J!tpta–

tions and Affaulu, in a .refolute Adhe–

rence to the

:cy-

ruth.

.

lf

Men lhink

it

their Wifdorn ·to fecure their private

In–

ter

eft,

'by

dividing

it

in

~(uch

-a Tinze

from the p_ublic ·Caufe

'of

the Reformed

Church, and nzake L ·ight

of

the great–

eft

Truths

Of

God now af!au.lted,

of~the

Blood

of

the ·

Mar~y'rs,

.-'2ea,

.

of

their

own eternal State;

by

any

Cooln~(s

or

jhrinking fr01n the fame

j

they

rr.vill

find

no .temporal Motives can ever compen–

fate th(lt Lofs

'and

Ruin which

ine~vita-

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