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TO THE

Righteousness of God:

OR, THE

N E C E S S Ι Τ Υ

OF TRUSTING TO A BETTER

RIGHTEOUSNESS than OUR OWN.

OPENED AND DEFENDED IN A

PLAIN PRACTICAL DISCOURSE

UPON ROM A N S x. 3.

By B. JE N

JE NK S
Late Rector of HARLE Y in SHROPSHIRE, and
Chaplain to the Right Hon, the Earl of BRADFORD.

L O N D ON:
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Extraft from the Rev. Mr. James Hervey's

Letters, Vol. VI. Letter 201.

« Mr. Jenks has written a little Treatise, excellently good, and truly evangelical; it is entitled, Submiffion to the Righteousness of GOD. It was one of the first Books that gave me an Insight into the Truth of the Gospel; or the Way of Salvation, by the infinitely glorious Obedience of our Surety, JESUS CHRIST."

-May GOD influence every Reader's Heart with the same Spirit.

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THIS
THIS little TRACT, which now for several Years

has passed in the World with some Acceptance, and, for ought I know, without any publick Contradiction, adventures again abroad in another Edition.

The former Impresfion being a good while since gone off, I hope to the good Satisfaction of all such as seek after that Righteousness, the Work of which is Peace, and its Effect Quietness and Assurance for ever.

And if there be not such an universal Acquiescence among

us in this confortable Doctrine of our Church, as there seems to be at this Time in the happy nursing Mother of our Church, those Prejudices and Grudgings which may yet reinain against it do afford reason, more than I could wish, for the further infifting upon it; but no Reason can I apprehend, why a Minister of the Gospel should fear to persist in asserting the Faith of the Gospel; and such a Truth as is of the last Importance, plainly taught by the Church, as well as by the Scripture, in Terms so express, that a great Man in the learned World, one of the eminent Heads and reputed Oracles of his University, (my worthy Friend, lately gone to Rest from his arduous Labours) could not forbear to make the ingenuous Acknowledgement, that I had the Articles of our Church clearly on my Side. And when I minded him of a penetrating Expositor presiding in this Church, who (a little before) had endeavoured to give those Articles a Turn the Remonstrant Way, He replied with some Heat, “ It will never do; and " that it was a vain thing for any One to attempt it.” Though, at the fame Time, himself thought fit to

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