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1 Cor. XII. latter part of verse 3.
No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the
In what sense, and to what extent the co-operation of the Holy
Spirit is necessary to the attainment and perpetuity of our
Faith, p. 316.
Philip. II. 12, 13.
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling ;
for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to
do of his good pleasure.
The Work of Salvation, p. 339.
ISAIAH I, 16, 17.,.
Cease to do evil, learn to do well.
The negative and positive duties of Morality, p. 356.
EXODUS XX. 8.
Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy.
The Duties of the Sabbath, p. 372.
Prov. X. 7.
" The memory of the Just is blessed.”.
I am a believer in God, and in Jesus Christ whom he hath sent. This is the substance of my faith, the rock of my consolation, and my only hope, whether in time or eternity, for the attainment of that peace and happiness, which must be the ultimate desire of every being, who has the power to think, or the capacity to form a wish upon the subject of his own future destiny. That the kind- . ness of Providence has cast the lot of my inheritance in a Christian land; but more especially, that it has granted me to draw the first breath of life under the influence of the Gospel in her purest form, and in a country, where she invi
gorates the soul by the brightest beams of her unclouded excellence;-I look upon it as a great and unmerited blessing. I count it an equal mercy that, in days when theidol of unbelief had gathered round it the adoration of mankind, and a vain and earthly philosophy alone had
power to scatter with unbounded profusion amongst her votaries, the senseless honours of human praise, there was yet piety enough in those to whom the formation of my early principles and the instruction of my maturer years were committed, to despise the idle applauses of the creature's tongue, and to refuse to burn the holy incense of their devotion before the unhallowed image which the madness of speculation had set up. It is necessary, indeed, but it is, at the same time, a very difficult duty, to glory in the shame of bowing before our Maker as the Lord of the Universe, at a moment when he is degraded or renounced by half the miserable worms that he has made. Nor-is it a more easy task to cling with affection to our Redeemer in those seasons of infidelity, when his children do
hide, as it were, their faces from him," and he is become again as of old, the “ despised and re. jected of men. I cannot, therefore, and I must not cease to thank the God of these my fathers for having preserved them pure in the midst of a general corruption, and for having been myself, through their instrumentality, so deeply imbued