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· William Penn and Richard CLARIDGE were eminent characters in the religious Society of Friends. They were men who diligently employed their time, both as Ministers and Authors, in calling the attention of others to the important duties which the Christian religion enjoins. Their views of the benefits of the propitiatory sacrifice of the Son of God for the sins of the whole world, are offered to the reader as sound and scriptural ; and it is hoped, that the circulation of them may be attended with advantage to the cause of Christianity.
ILLIAM PENN, in a pamphlet published in the year 1696, entitled 6 Primitive Christianity revived, in the faith and practice of the people called Quakers,” after asserting that Christ is not the cause, but the effect of God's love, and expressing the belief of the Quakers, " that Jesus Christ was our holy sacrifice, atonement, and propitiation, that he bore our iniqui. ties, and that by his stripes we were healed,”' &c. proceeds thus :
In short, justification consists of two parts, or hath a two-fold consideration, viz. justification from the guilt of sin, and justification from the power and pollution of sin; and, in this sense, justification gives a man a full and clear acceptance before God. For want of this latter part it is, that so many souls, religiously inclined, are often under doubts, scruples, and despondencies, notwithstanding all that their teachers tell them of the extent and efficacy of the first part of justification. And it is too general an unhappiness among the professors of Christianity, that they are apt to cloak their own active and passive disobedience, with the active and passive obedi