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DELIVERED AT THE
SECOND UNIVERSALIST MEETING,
BY HOSEA BALLOU, PASTOR.
THIRD ED. STEREOTYPE D.
REVISED BY THE AUTHOR.
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• Let us go on lo perfection."-St. Paul.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by
Marsh, CAPEN & Lyon, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
ASTOR, LENOX AND
1 Timothy, 1. 15.-" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners ; of whom I am chief.”
LECTURE II. The Divine Character the source of all the grace manifested in the gospel. And the standard for our imitation.
Matthew, v. 84.-"Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.'
. . 20 LECTURE III. The Law, consistent with the Promises. Galatians, iii. 21.-" Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid.” .
• • . 35 LECTURE IV. Love, the centre of all the Divine attributes. 1 John, iv. 16.-"God is love." . . . . 47
LECTURE v. Man originally made subject to vanity and to hope.
Romans, viii. 20.-"For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.”
. . 61 LECTURE VI. Salvation impartial and universal.
Isaiah, xxv. 6, 7, 8.-“ And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees; of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.” 75