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RELIGION. '

11

the

furtheft .Light .

and Atlurance of

Mind, atnidft the great

Trials

of fuch

a:

Time~

I

I

IX. T

HA·T

'tis this

\\ray

alfo·

the

v:r

or

ld

is rendered inexcufable

for their

Mifbe–

lief of the Gofpel., when

unde~r

fuch Suf–

ficiency ·of

Means

gi ;en

for

this

End,

by

, fo great a Difcovery of the.coi1finning·

Evidences of its Truth, fo as

they

can. ,

have

no Pretence

he~ein,

but

an

Obfti-

/

. ..

nacy

and.

Re!olution

not

to

be

~on

vi

need;

on ·which Ground cloth our bleffed Lo

R

o

teftify,

tha·t

it

\vas no Want ofLight, -up–

on

the

Certainty lof

his

Truth_,

why Men .

did .not receive it, 'but ·that they loved.

Darknefs

better

than Ljght, becaufe their

Deeds were evil; and when fuch clear,

rational,

and .

convincing

Evide~ces

are

laid

open

to

their View,

how moft Men .

poffibly

can

get thefe put by or

rejetl:ed·,

is not eafy to comprehend, but that

a .

real

Irrit6Jtion

and

torment

of

Spirit,

fron1 fuch Clearnefs of Evidence, cloth·

thus more tend to harden than convince.

/

/

PosiT.

IV.

'I

HA

er

there .

Is a conti–

nued Necej[ttv of fuch

a

Confinnation

ih -

the Faith,

to

~his

Day,

whatever

can

be,

objefted

of

fo

lo1!g

a

Conftnt and

Pre-

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