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of

RELIGION.

17 :

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cy

of Evidence

with

the Chriftian Faith,

.~·

as tnakes any

l)onbtfulnefs herein

filn–

l)ly

_impoffible,

throtigh want 'of the /

greateft Advantage of

Means;

yea, fuch

' as are of a

not

her Kind than

·to

induce '

only

a

probable Perfwojion

of the

fan1e.

-vi.

BEe

AusE

-it

is

one

of the fad-.

deft

Sympto1ns

of

the prefent

State of

Religion,

I

that

:fo

few

altn~ft

in

whole

Congregations, can give any clear Aifent

to the

Truth and

Certainty

thereof, but

to

Amazement, both live and die Stran–

gers

to

t~e

fame;

yea,

'how

tnany

of

-thefe

who

ate

otherwife

fer

ions

in Reli-

- gion, yet

have

their

:Filith

flarfed

this

Way,

and are

deft~tute

of

any

fuch

Sup–

port,

but,

as it is not

the

Nunzeroufizefs

of

Profejfors,

hut

the

Strettgth and

So–

lidity

of

thefr

Faith,

·\vherein

the

Chur–

ches Strength moff lies, and hath tnore

flourifhed

.in

a few fuch to beget a grea..

ter

Awe·and Veneration of

.Religion

a- ,

Inongft

Men,

than ; at other

rfitnes

in

the greateft

Multitude; fo

is 'it the_ fJ1ory

of Divine·Truth, that

it

can fubfift

by

its own proper Evidence, and

preferve

.its Station

in

the worH of Ti;ne-s, when .

all external

Arguxnents

do

m

oft vifibl

y

ceafe.

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