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it is hoped, stands at an equal distance from the errors of moral disbelievers, and immoral believers.

This book is chiefly recommended to disbelieving moralists, who deride the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in the day of conversion, merely because they are not properly acquainted with our fallen and lost estate. And the Checks are chiefly designed for disbelieving Antinomians, who rise against the doctrine of a believer's salvation by grace through the works of faith in the great day, merely because they do not consider the indispensable necessity of evangelical obedience, and the nature of the day of judgment.

In the Appeal, the careless, self-conceited sinner is awakened and humbled. In the Address, the serious, humbled sinner is raised up and comforted. And in the Checks, the foolish virgin is re-awakened; the Laudicean believer reproved, the prodigal son lashed back to his Father's house, and the upright believer animated to mend his pace in the way of faith working by love,' and 'to perfect holiness in the fear of God.'

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OR,

A VINDICATION

OF THE

REV. MR. WESLEY'S MINUTES

OF A

Public Conference, held in London, August 7, 1770;

OCCASIONED BY

A CIRCULAR LETTER,

INVITING

PRINCIPAL PERSONS, BOTH CLERGY AND LAITY, As well of the Dissenters as of the Established Church,

Who disapproved of those Minutes,

TO OPPOSE THEM IN A BODY, AS A DREADFUL

HERESY ;

AND DESIGNED

To remove Prejudice, check Rashness, promote Forbeærance, defend

the Character of an eminent Minister of Christ,
and prevent some important Scriptural Truths from being

hastily branded as heretical.

IN FIVE LETTERS,

TO THE HON. AND REV. AUTHOR

Of the Circular Letter,

BY A LOVER OF QUIETNESS AND LIBERTY OF

CONSCIENCE.

PREFACE.

A COPY

OF

THE CIRCULAR LETTER,

WHICH GAVE OCCASION TO THIS VINDICATION;

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,

A COPY OF THE REV. MR. WESLEY'S

MINUTES.

« SIR,

“WHEREAS Mr. Wesley's Conference is to be held at Bristol, on Tuesday, the 6th of August next, it is proposed by Lady Huntingdon, and many other Christian friends, (real Protestants) to have a meeting at Bristol, at the same time, of such principal persons, both Clergy and Laity, who disapprove of the under-written Minutes: And as the same are thought injurious to the very fundamental principles of Christianity, it is further proposed, that they go in a body to the said Conference, and insist upon a formal recantation of the said Minutes; and in case of a refusal, that they sign and publish their protest against them. Your presence, Sir, on this occasion, is particularly requested. But

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