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TO THE

MES-91-6

AN :
Α Ρ Ρ Ε Α. ι

TO THE
SERIOUS AND CANDID PROFESSORS

OF CHRISTIANITY,
ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, viz.
I. THE USE OF REASON IN MATTERS OF

RELIGION,
II. THE POWER OF MAN TO DO THE WILL

OF GOD,
III. ORIGINAL SIN,
IV. ELECTION AND REPROBATION,
V. THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST; AND,
VI. ATONEMENT FOR SIN BY THE DEATH

OF CHRIST.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THOSE

DOCTRINES;
AND THE TRIUMPH OF TRUTH,
BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL OF

MR. E. ELWALL,
FOR HERESY AND BLASPHEMY.

TO US THERE IS ONE GOD, THE FATHER; AND ONE
MEDIATOR, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS. I COR. VIII, 6,

I TIM. II. 5.

TO THE

. SERIOUS AND CANDID PROFESSORS OF CHRISTIANITY.

MY CHRISTIAN BRETHREN, PERMIT one who profeffes obedience to the fame Lord, and faith in the precious promises of the same gospel with yourselves, to address himself to you with all freedom and plain ness of speech, on subjects relating to our common salvation. I need not tell

you that the subjects are interesting. In reality nothing · else is interesting, in comparison with them. For what

is this world compared with the future! Whatis time compared with eternity! Believe me, my brethren, itis nothing but the deepest concern for the honour of a religion which is the most valuable inheritance of the human race, and which sets us above all the follies and vices, all the weaknesses and troubles of life, by giving us the most folid hope in death, that has induced me to folicit your attention. But I am confident that you will not think it ill-bestowed, because it is upon a subject that is near and dear to you, and the confideration of which cannot but please and profit you,

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