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this produced a godly sorrow, and a renunciation of those evils which rendered repentance necessary ? Have we been led by faith to Jesus Christ, as our only refuge in the day of trouble? Do we now feel that we have peace with God; and are pressing forward after higher attainments of Christian knowledge, and experience ? Can we demonstrate to the world the truth and reality of our religion, by our sober, faithful, holy, and upright lives, by an honest attention to all our lawful avocations? Does the purity and excellence of religion thus shine forth in our daily walk and conversation ?
It is good to have our judgments accurately informed respecting divine truth; but unless this truth influence our hearts, we shall be none the better for it at last. “ With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” If this publication should so stir up the flame of controversy, as to extinguish love to God and man, I should repent of my labour, and miss the main object of writing. Let us hold 'fast the form of sound words, earnestly contend for the pure system of truth; but let us do it with meekness and respect, confirming our love, even towards those who may differ from us in some speculative points, which are deemed of importance. But that which is the most important, is a full deliverance from sin, and a perfect conformity to the divine image of righteousness and true holiness. May we so speak and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. Amen.
Reasons for writing, 13-General examination of Mr. Wil-
ON TOTAL DEPRAVITY.
The author presumes the question misstated, 67- The true
Election does not depend on works as its cause, 97-The
ON CHRISTIAN PERFECTION.
Mr. W. misrepresents the Methodist doctrine of perfec.
iii. 9. 187--Christians must keep the commandments, 1884
attempts to sh the utility of sin in the hearts of believers,
Inference retorted, 209_Unlimited perfection, not scriptural,
ON THE POSSIBILITY OF FALLING FROM GRACE.
The author chooses to confine himself principally to scrip-
His contradictory assertions, 257-A sample of Satan's doc-