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BY WILLIAM G. ELIOT, JR.
PASTOR OF THE CHURCH OF THE MESSIAI, ST. LOUIS.
CIARLES S. FRANCIS AND COMPANY.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by
CROSBY, NICHOLS, AND COMPANY,
In the Clerk's Omice of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
"I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John ii. 14-17.
I PROPOSE, as already announced, to give several discourses to young men, addressed to them as a distinct class in the community and as individuals. For such an undertaking we have the authority and example of an Apostle, who, in the words of my text, addresses his exhortations to young men, with a degree of solemnity that shows the importance attached to this part of his preaching. He repeats the same words twice, and with increasing emphasis: “I write unto you, young men, be