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RELIGJO,N.

furance

·of

their

being

on

·_fafe

Grounds

herein

thar{ moft

feem

to reckon.

·.

rv.

BEcAusE

the

Revelation of

the

Gof

pel, an

cl

of an

etern~.l

State

in ano·

· ther

World,

is

fo

great

and

wondet;"ful,

· as 'tis

ftrange how this

is,

not

the high

eft

Intereft

of Mens

Life,

to

have

thei~

Faith n1ore

deeply

confirtned on

the

fur–

theft

Trial

of

their Security now,

by

·

the

Way

herein; who

muft.ihortl

y

rnake

fo

.great a

Trial

thereof at Death ; (for,

if

we were but once

come

thus

far,

as to

·afk our

ow!1 .Soul,

what .the

Chrifliatz.

Faith,

indeed is, that

\Ve are

tl1us

called

to

believe,

it

could

not

poif1bly>

but be–

get

fon~e

Extafy ·of wondering at

the

Greatneis

.thereof

1

and

to

reclcon

any

'

Light and

itnplicit

Aflet1t to the

fame,

as a Degree both of

.Athetfm

and Indiffe–

rency

in this Matter.

V.

THouGH

there

be

no

Conflict

wit~

Heathens,

as in

the

firfl:,

Titnes, yet

.was fuch a Spirit hever at a higher Pitch

,than

.it

i

1

s no\v, to

take

off

all lfinn

Afi~nt

to

the

greatefi: Princii-,les

of'fru

t·h, when

Atheifin

feetns

to be at its 1aft

Atte1nHt

in .the

vr

orld, and we are fallen in

fo

a-

111azing

an Hopr of the Power of Dark·

,nefs,1

as makes

thefe

latter

Ti1ne~

'tno(e

'

·

\

. B

remark.·

.

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