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i time, &c. Phil.2.12. Work out your own salva
tion with fear and trembling. 1 Pet.4.18. If the i righteous scarcely be saved, where all the ungodly
and the singer appear? If the righteous hardly, (i. e. with much striving, diligence and watchfuli neb) accain salvacion ; what will become of the negligent secare lioner ? Can any think of ever coming to Heaven, which is a state of holiselle and purity, whose hearts disreWish Holinesse, and cannot away with it, as too much strietnes and more ado chan needs?
obj 4. We are young enough: We incend 10 curn to God hereafter, but not yet.
Sol. Concerning the danger of delaies see before pag.510 la all likelihood there are many in Hell, that thought of turning hereafter.
obj.5. We shall be flouted and jeer'd if we begin co be religious and precise so soon.
Sol. What are reproaches to the great things others have suffered for Christ? What is the enduring a jeer to the enduring a burning for the rake of Chrift: 1 Pec.4.14. if ye.be reproached for the Name of Christ, happy are ye, for the Spie rit of Glory and of God refteth upon you. 2 Cor.6.8. By honour and dishonour , by evil report and good report ; as decievers and
get true. Mat. 5.11. Blessed are ge when men shat revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falfly for my fake, V. 12. Rejoyce, and be ex
obj.6. We shall fhift as well as cher
. So you may, and yet males
obj.7. We see many that once lezione
nelle, and some into crroar and 0ns.
Gods Glory be our aim and end, and whether yve
do in hamility and integrity walk before him.
. We see Mercy was afforded to the thief on the Crosse, a little before his death,
Sol.t. 'Tis an example without a promise. Here is an ex-mple of a late repeatance, but where have we a promise that God will give repentence at
laff to such as go on in a long course of fin ? 'Tis in Religion, do fall of, forme content or examples but the promises of God that is a
foundation for Faith to build upon.
2. This was an extraordinary time. What if 'Sol. I confeffe’ris a very fund like a tre Saviour on this extraordinary occafion was that seemed Lights in the Firmance pleased by this rare Miracle of Mercy to honour his yet (through Grace) many stand, will do fe ordinarily and especially to wilfull fino
We do not find that this thief had evet not from thence, chat any of the red we known Christ before, or had ever neglected or reown hearts. We mould be exceeding under the calls and intreaties of the Gospel ; be high-minded, but continually jealowe r haft little reason to plead chis, who fittest daily
The fals of some profeffors should reacho sused any offers of Grace made unto him. Thou and cease from trafting in our felves, an. This case will minister little comfort to thee, if our trust in God, to be kept by his peri thou goest on in thy sins,
Faith unto Salvation, The Devil 2016. I come now in the third place, to give some
» Kingdom I Ler them take heed of those things that usually Therefore the fall of some should not
dundo young people. Such are,
* faithful to the end. There was a Juda
'ners ? our Saviours own Disciples, and yet!
of it, and so advarćes his own
us, but make us more humble and watch
ebiah : 1
cause us often to examine our hearts whether Gods Glory be our aim and end, and whether we do in hamility and integrity walk before him.
obj.8. God is merciful. We see Mercy WCS afforded co the thief ön the Crosse, a licele before his death.
Sol.i. 'Tis an example without a promise. Here 5,4is an ex.imple of a late repentance, but where have
We a promise that God will give repentance ač last co such as go onin a long course of lin ? 'Tis not examples bục the promises of God that is a "foundation for Faith to build upon.
2. This was an extraordinary time. What if Til gur Saviour on this extraordinary occasion, was *pleased by this rare Miracle of Mercy to honour his El Croffe; will chis afford any ground of hope that he d, -vill do so ordinarily and especially to wilfull fin a tuhers ? tjeter 3. We do not find that this thief had ever
nown Christ before, or had ever neglected or reread used any offers of Grèce made unto
him. Thou aft little reason to plead chis, who fittest daily durinder the calls and intreaties of the Gospel ; This case will minister little comfort to thee, if mnou goest on in thy sins,
I come now in the third place, to give some 1: Directions to such as are willing to be advised in his matter of fo much concernment to chem.
. Lecthem take heed of i hose things chat usually do young people. Such are
ge laid in their minds betimes ( so that they
521 1. Carelesnefe
, want of confiderain, ashem tbat others are worje. ing on a diffolute negligence, wichoeren nded in the Principles of Christian Religion. God ard is? al pleafures. Therefore the Apolte chelle, is grounded on the Scriptures ) they will
*** As eager following youthful Lojhs automobily understand how the Religion they pro. IL.. As pilgrims and strangers to use Hind of Doctrine, as too many now a daies 2 Tim.3.22. To flee youthful lats, not be like children, easily tossed to and fro will consider that the feet of these lyfts the part of this Treatise containing the Trincia auca' 12.19 and buried millions of the of right Knowledge Jame way, if preventing Grace com um herein the chief happineffe of man confifts, name, lors ill' përdition, fand ready tocm II, Lee them labour to understand betimes ;
3. Pride of wit, parts, jirea Tol, and communion with God. Every one nudic good ctunfel. Carnal reason, felhasieras all young persons to be early acquainted
4. A. headinelle and wilful obftas Wake the way co it: Therefore it highly conAjwally young mens counsellors, and a deeply possessed how they may Ateer a right ones,
in the pardon of his fons
, a gracious frame of
ally desires to be happy; but people commonly
Cowle both to be happy here, and hereaf
5. Slighting religion, and whater
IV. Lec chem acquaint themselves well withi
as too ftrict
and flattering themselves with buper reflexion, keep close to the publick Ordi6. Putting the day of death far
the Scriptures; be much in secret prayer, and life. zil. worse than themselves , thinking to them liftes :o that voice ; let them labour co
8. Comparing themselves with a cience: When Conscience faies, do it not, lec
, and listen to the awakenings of Gods grea lumina pie they final met
with in them. V. Let them take heed of sinning against Gon
7. ill company, that
"for" then that others are worfes.
II. Let them be especially careful to be well kgrounded in the Principles of Christian Religion. Is It there be a good foundation of saving know
ledge laid in their minds betimes ( so that they Hull throughly understand how the Religion they pro Artfesse, is grounded on the Scriprures ) they will I li, not be like children, easily tossed to and fro with 275 fevery wird of Doctrine, as too many now a daies
to the ulare. And for this purpose I refer chem to the isks ifirft Part of this Treatise containing the Frincie diples of right Knowledge. de toca NII. Let them labour to understand betimes , cons wherein the chief bappinesse of man confifts, name
y, in the pardon of his sons, a gracious frame of Argieart, and communion with God. Every one niurally desires to be happy; but people com
ommonly d ab eistake the way to ie : Therefore it highly con
young persons to be early acquainted and deeply possessed how they may Aeer aright vurse both to be happy here, and hereaf
IV. Lec chem acquaint themselves well wichi che Scriptures; be inuch in secret prayer, and m?f-reflexion , keep close to the publick Ordi
inces, and listen to the awakenings of Gods cortpirit, they shall meet with in cheni.
V. Lec chem take heed of sinning against Goneh bence. When Consciêncé faies, do it woi, fec em listen so that voice; let them labour co
2ch serns all os